Dr. Chenggang Yang(China)
Professor, Vice-Chair of Piano department, Sichuan Conservatory of Music(China);
Prestigious YAMAHA Teaching Award,2013
Dr. ChengGang Yang is a professor and vice-chair of piano department at the Sichuan Conservatory of Music, China. He began studying piano with his father, Yang HanGuo. He Later studied with Professor YangJun at the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing.
In 1986, he was awarded the third prize in the annual Piano Competition of Central Conservatory. Dr. Yang also studied in the U.S from 1990-2001., earning BM from the University of Texas，MM and DMA degrees from the University of Missouri. He won the first prize of 1995 Concerto Competition in University of Missouri, second prize of MMTA Piano Competition of graduate division in Missouri State. His teachers include William Race, Joanne Baker, Raymond Herbert and Robert Weirich. Many of his students have won prizes in domestic and international piano competitions, including the Ettlingen International Piano Competition, Asian Chopin International Piano Competition, IIYM International Piano Competition, Steinway & Sons Chinese National Piano Competition, Pearl River & Kayserburg National Piano Competition, Etc.
Dr. Yang is an active clinician and adjudicator, including master classes at China, Hong Kong, Germany, United States, etc. He was awarded the prestigious YAMAHA Teaching Award in 2013, Excellent Teacher Award of Kayserburg National Piano Competition in 2013, and Sichuan Conservatory Excellent Teacher from 2012-2014. He is a very popular teacher that invited to be a faculty member in many international piano festivals such as, IIYM(International Institution of Young Musicians) from 2016 to 2019, ; Lancaster international Piano Festival, from 2017 to 2019; Florida University International Piano Festival from 2014 to 2015, Washington International Piano Festival in 2018.