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Haydn’s two major cello concertos are among the basic repertoire of the cello literature, both in the concert hall and as audition material for music schools and orchestras. Compared to Haydn’s other concertos for stringed instruments, the cello concertos are incredibly difficult.
Wen-Sinn Yang, whose interpretational activities are not limited to the solo literature but also encompass chamber music, has the ideal prerequisites for performing such classical masterworks. In this recording, the Streicherakademie Bozen performs with only a few players per part and without a conductor. The outstanding chamber orchestra, formed in 1987, is led from the first violin stand by its co-founder and concertmaster Georg Egger.
Wen-Sinn Yang’s career began when he won first prize at the Geneva International Music Competition in 1991. As soloist with such orchestras as the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, NHK Tokyo, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, Radio Suisse Romande, St. Paul’s Chamber Orchestra, he has worked with such conductors as Sir Colin Davis, Lorin Maazel and Mariss Jansons.
Born in Berlin, the musician with Taiwanese parents studied with Claude Starck (Zurick) and Wolfgang Boettcher (Berlin). Following his term as first solo cellist in the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, with whom he made many solo appearances, he was appointed Professor at Munich’s Academy for Music and Theater in 2005.
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