Yi-Ping Yang is today known for leading the revival in creative percussion. She was awarded a first prize diploma by unanimous decision at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Boulogne-Billancourt, before completing her studies at the Conservatoire National Supérieur Musique et Danse de Lyon, graduating with distinction. She furthered her studies by completing a postgraduate at Geneva HEM with the highest distinction.

She has won many international competitions, such as: Yamaha Music Foundation of Europe prize; finalist of the ARD International Music Competition in Munich; third place prize in Clermont-Ferrand’s international vibraphone competition; first place prize, audience award and prize for the best interpretation with Yarn trio at Luxembourg’s IPCL; first place prize, audience award and prize for the best interpretation at the international timpani competition in Lyon; and first place prize, audience award and the youth jury award from the friends of TROMP at the Tromp International Music Competition in Eindhoven.

She is driven by a true passion for creating new sounds and is often invited to perform as a soloist in collaboration with Grame (since 2004) and the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (since 2001).

Her talent and reputation have taken her around the world, playing in France and afar, like Germany, Canada, South Korea, China, Greece, Holland, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Sweden, USA, Turkey and Taiwan.

She is always on the lookout for new ideas and inspiration, which led her to collaborate on several theatrical productions as both a musician and actor. She has worked with various companies such as Les Cie des Lumas, Cie Athra, Cie Lea and Cie Monika Neu, and performed in various theatres such as the Théâtre des Ateliers, La Comédie de Valence and the CDN Théâtre des Îlets in Montluçon.

She is a visiting professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, and lecturer at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Lyon. Highlights of her career as a soloist include playing at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Berlin Kammerphilharmonie, Bâtiment des Forces Mortrices and Studio Ernest Ansermet in Geneva, Tonhall in Zurich, and at the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York.

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