Eliana Razzino Yang, cello

    Seventeen-year-old cellist Eliana Razzino Yang is a student of Clara Minhye Kim at Juilliard Pre-College. She has performed solo recitals in London, Paris, Rome, New York, Helsinki, and Philadelphia and concertos with orchestras at the Incontri di Canna Music Festival, Newburyport Festival Baroque Orchestra (with violinist Nurit Pacht), Temple University Pre-College, New England Suzuki Institute, and Musicopia String Orchestra. She has also performed as part of Harrisburg’s Market Square rising star series and received first prizes in the Philadelphia All City Orchestra Concerto Competition, Young Classical Virtuosos of Tomorrow Competition, and Vivace Competition.
    Eliana has collaborated with members of the Vermeer, Tokyo, Audubon, Aizuri, and Momenta string quartets, Ensemble Epomeo, and the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). Recital partners include pianists Ieva Jokubaviciute, Amy Yang, and Clare Hammond. In 2015 she travelled to Budapest, Hungary, to play for composer György Kurtág and cellist Miklós Perényi and in 2016 she played for composer George Crumb. She has performed in Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center with the New York String Orchestra under the baton of Jaime Laredo. In the fall of 2017, Eliana gave two recitals in Rome with pianist Sandro de Palma and one in Naples, Italy.
    Eliana will be returning to the Perlman Music Program in the summer of 2017. Past programs include the Castleman Quartet Program, Meadowmount School of Music, and Hotchkiss Institute. She has worked individually with teachers Ron Leonard, Peter Wiley, Richard Aaron, Paul Katz, Laurence Lesser, Natasha Brofsky, Timothy Eddy, Alan Harris, Darrett Adkins, Clive Greensmith, Bonnie Hampton, Péter Szabó, and Martti Rousi. Her previous teachers include Yumi Kendall and Amy Barston. Eliana has also been coached by Ida Kavafian, Merry Peckham, Masao Kawasaki, Samuel Rhodes, Csaba Erdélyi and members of the Brentano, Miro, and Shanghai string quartets, amongst others. Eliana plays on a Joseph Panormo cello from 1810 on generous loan from Mr. Harold and Holly Glass of Philadelphia, PA.