Celebrating 61 Years of Musical Excellence

June 25 – July 30, 2022

HeeSun Yang

Credit: Lawrence Jenkins Photography

HEESUN YANG, assistant principal viola of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, has performed internationally as a solo and orchestral musician. Following her studies at Seoul Arts High School and Yonsei University, she received her master’s degree from the Yale School of Music studying with Ettore Causa. She made her concerto debut with the Janacek Sinfonietta in Prague at the age of 17. She was the first prize winner in the Best Elgar Performance by Great Composers Competition, the Music Journal Competition, and the Chongsin Music Competition and was a prize winner in the Gangnam-Weimar Competition and the Hyo Competition. Yang is a dedicated orchestral musician, in addition to her position with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, and she has performed with the Houston Symphony and on tour with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. She attended the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, and she was a New Horizon Fellow at the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she studied with James Dunham. She is currently the acting associate principal violist of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.