Quatuor ArdeoSTRING QUARTET
Mi-Sa Yang violin
Violinist of Korean origin, Mi-Sa Yang was born and raised in Osaka, Japan. She studied at the Paris National Conservatory (CNSMDP), first completing a Concert Violinist / Soloist postgraduate program, under the supervision of Olivier Charlier and Jean-Jacques Kantorow, before joining the school’s Chamber Music Class.
Mi-Sa has won prizes and awards in various international competitions. She received the 1st Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in 2000, and was awarded the 3rd Prize and Special Jury Prize at the Sendai International Music Competition in 2001. Mi-Sa also won the 1st Prize in trio (piano, violin and cello) at the 55th edition of Barcelona’s Maria Canals International Music Competition, in 2009.
Since her orchestral debut performance at the age of 12 in Japan, Mi-Sa has had the opportunity to perform with many prestigious ensembles (such as the Suk Chamber Orchestra, London Mozart Players, Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, New Japan Philharmonic, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra, Kyoto Symphony Orchestra, Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra, Century Orchestra Osaka etc.), while also giving frequent solo recitals. Her widely acclaimed interpretations have earned her the respect of both the music press and critics.
In March 2008, Mi-Sa made her European debut as a soloist, playing the Reynaldo Hahn concerto with the City of Granada Orchestra.
She was also careful to cultivate her talent as a chamber musician in numerous performances, held in well-known venues such as the Spring Recitals of the Maurice Ravel Academy, Fêtes Musicales en Touraine festival, La Roque d’Anthéron Festival, Giverny Chamber Music Festival, Musique sur Ciel Festival, Août Musical à Deauville Festival, Deauville Easter Festival, Festival de l'Épau, Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival in Finland, La Folle Journée au Japon (Tokyo), Musical Season of the Army Museum at the Hôtel National des Invalides, and more…
Joining forces with Adam Laloum and Victor Julien-Laferrière, Mi-Sa co-founded the piano-trio Les Esprits, with which she performed at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Nantes Folle Journée, Théâtre d’Arras, Marseille Théâtre de la Criée, live on Stéphane Goldet’s program “Lettres Intimes” broadcast on French national radio station Radio France, at the Théâtre de Saint Nazaire, Tours Soirées Musicales, Menton Music Festival, or Nuits Musicales du Golfe du Morbihan… The trio’s first recording was released in 2014, on the Mirarelabel.
In 2014, Mi-Sa Yang became a member of the Ardeo Quartet. The ensemble was nominated “Rising Star 2014” by the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO), and has since performed in major European venues such as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Vienna Konzerthaus, Philarmonie de Paris, Kölner Philharmonie, etc.…