As a solo violinist, Yirong Tang has just been awarded the Second Prize in “The American Prize in Instrumental Performance” of 2022. She also won the Third Prize in the “International North Competition” in 2021 and the First Prize in the “UNT Chamber Music Competition” in 2017.
Ms. Tang started violin training at age 4. In 2010, she moved to Beijing to study with Prof. Chai Liang, the director of the strings department at the Central Conservatory of Music in China. With the Merit Scholarship for four years, she was admitted into Renmin University of China for her Bachelor's Degree, majoring in violin performance with Prof. Ya-Wei Cheng, and was awarded the Outstanding Graduate of RUC in 2016.
By being admitted into the Josef Gingold Chamber Music Festival of 2020 & 2022, the Texas Music Festival of 2020, the PRISMA Music Festival of 2020, and the Online Solo String Intensive of 2020, Ms. Tang has received lessons from Andrés Cárdenes, Arturo Delmoni, Cynthia Roberts, Danwen Jiang, Gary Levinson (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Filip Fenrych (Dallas Symphony Orchestra), Yuriy Bekker, Annie Fullard (Cavani String Quartet), etc. She also actively plays in several orchestras in the DFW area, such as the Dallas Bach Society, Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, McKinney Philharmonic Orchestra, Abilene Philharmonic, and Monroe Symphony Orchestra while serving as the Concertmaster and Principle violinist for UNT’s Symphony Orchestra, Concert Orchestra, and the UNT Baroque Orchestra.
As a recipient of the Dean Scholarship, Ms. Tang has accomplished her Graduate Artist Certificate in 2018 and her Master’s Degree at UNT in 2020. She is currently a Doctoral candidate in violin performance at the University of North Texas with Prof. Philip Lewis.