Joyce Yang

Joyce Yang returns to Salida Aspen Concerts and the Upper Arkansas Valley Saturday, July 6, at the Salida High School auditorium.

Salida Aspen Concerts, in collaboration with the Aspen Music Festival and school, kicks off its 43rd season of summer classical music concerts with a piano recital by internationally-acclaimed and Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang. 

Yang’s piano recital will be performed at 7:30 p.m., July 6, at the Salida High School auditorium, located at 26 Jones Ave. in Salida.

Yang will participate in a pre-concert talk at 6:45 p.m. 

At the age of 19, she won the silver medal at the 12th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2005, which brought her to the attention of international audiences and music critics. 

She has performed at the Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and other renowned American and international venues.   

Yang, who was born in Seoul, South Korea, moved to the United States in 1997, where she graduated from the Juilliard School and received the School’s Arthur Rubinstein Prize (2010) and William A. Petschek Piano Recital Award (2011). 

The Box Office opens at 6:30 p.m., and the recital also features a pre-concert discussion at 6:45 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $20.

Students in K-12 are free with an accompanying adult, and an adult accompanying a student may purchase one discounted ticket for $10 at the door. 

Yang’s recital is generously underwritten by Collegiate Peaks Bank.   

Steven L. Johnson is a board member of Salida Aspen Concerts, Inc.

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