RED JACKET – The Tug Valley Arts Council (TVAC) will present 12-year-old William Yang, a piano prodigy, who is from Minnesota. The show will be at Mingo Central High School on Thurs., Sept. 17, at 7 p.m.
With fast growing repertoires, he has been publicly performing and winning piano competitions since the age of 7.
William was the featured soloist in NPR’s “From the Top” show No. 219 in July 2010, a nationally syndicated program featuring the finest pre-college aged musicians in the country.
He played Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of The Animals with Minnesota Orchestra and has performed Chopin Variations “La ci derem la mano” with the Wayzata Symphony Orchestra. William has been awarded through various competitions: winner of MMTF Mozart Piano Concerto Competition, 2nd prize of Saint Paul Piano Teacher’s Association Concerto Competition; alternate winner in Minneapolis Piano Teacher’s Forum, Mozart Concerto Competition; finalist of the Young Artist World Piano Festival Concerto Competition Junior Division in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
Tickets will be available at the door, $15 adults, $10 for children 18 and under. Visit the TVAC Facebook page or our website for more details and information on upcoming programs. (www.tugvalleyarts.webs.com)