Clara Yang, piano
Javier Martinez Campos, cello
Praised by Fanfare as “a first-rate pianist who isn’t afraid of challenges,” Chinese-American Pianist Clara Yang (Associate Professor) has performed in notable venues such as Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall (Beijing), Remonstrantse Kerk (The Netherlands), the Seymour Centre (Sydney, Australia), the Barclay Theater (Irvine, California), Kodak Hall at the Eastman Theater (Rochester, New York), the Sunset Center (Carmel, California), Memorial Hall (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), Meymandi Concert Hall (Raleigh, North Carolina), and in series such as Carolina Performing Arts, Dame Myra Hess (Chicago Cultural Center), and Mas i Mas at the Museu d’Història de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). She is currently Associate Professor of Piano at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Javier Martinez Campos was born in Valencia (Spain) in December 1989, and began his musical studies at the age of 4 in CEDAM Academy of Madrid, continuing at the Conservatorio Profesional de Música de Getafe with Mª Nieves Collado. Finally, he studied at the Real Conservatorio Superior de Música de Madrid violoncello with Iagoba Fanlo and composition (J. Medina, A. Romero, M. Seco, Z. de la Cruz, B. Dozza, E. Armenteros, A. Carretero), finishing in 2011 both careers with Honors.
From 2005 to 2011 he perfected his cello studies with Miguel Jiménez (soloist of the National Spain Orchestra). He has studied a Master of Music program and a Konzertexam (Soloist Master, with Honors) at the Robert Schumann Hochschule Düsseldorf (Germany) with professor Gregor Horsch (soloist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam). He was enrolled at the "Classe d´Excellence de Violoncelle" - Fondation Louis Vuitton with professor Gautier Capuçon in Paris (France).
He holds a Master´s degree in "Musical Creation and Performing" by Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid) and a degree in "Music Industry Management" by Universidad Europea Miguel de Cervantes - IGECA.