ChengGang Yang

Dr. ChengGang Yang is an associate 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 1987, he was awarded the third prize in the annual Piano Competition of Central Conservatory. Dr. Yang also studied in the U.S., earning BM, MM and DMA degree from the Universities of Texas and 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.