James Stroud

Classical Guitar Competition


presented by the

Cleveland International Classical Guitar Festival®

and hosted by the

Cleveland Institute of Music

Hao Yang (China)
Hao Yang has won top prizes in numerous competitions, including fourth prize in the Guitar Federation of America International Concert Artist Competition and first prize in the Youth Competition. She was awarded first prizes in both high school and college divisions at the Columbus State University International Guitar Competition, and first prize in the Andres Segovia 7th International Youth Competition. Ms. Yang received the second prize (first prize not awarded) at the 54th Markneukirchen International Instrumental Competition. She was a recipient of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artists Award. And she is a Winner of the 2021 Astral National Auditions.

Ms. Yang appeared as a soloist with the Chursächsische Philharmonie in Germany and has been invited to perform solo recitals in major guitar festivals including the Cleveland, Panama, and Beijing International Guitar Festivals. Ms. Yang has performed concerts in major venues including Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Miller Theatre, Princeton Sound Kitchen, and Subculture NYC.

As a chamber musician, Ms. Yang made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2015, premiering the duo “Talking Guitars” by renowned composer Paul Lansky. As a recording artist, Ms. Yang has worked with Grammy award winning label Bridge Records Inc. multiple times.

Artist's Webpage: astralartists.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Yang-Hao-Press-Kit-9.22.21.pdf