Bion Tsang

Bion Tsang in a concert hall with his cello

Professor of Cello Division Head, Strings

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello

Cellist Bion Tsang has been internationally recognized as one of the outstanding instrumentalists of his generation: among his many honors are an Avery Fisher Career Grant, an MEF Career Grant and the Bronze Medal in the IX International Tchaikovsky Competition.  He has performed as soloist with such orchestras as the New York, Mexico City, Moscow, Busan and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestras, the Atlanta, Pacific, Civic, American and National Symphony Orchestras, the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, the Saint Paul and Stuttgart Chamber Orchestras and the Taiwan National Orchestra.

Mr. Tsang’s chamber music career has been marked by collaborations with such artists as violinists Pamela Frank, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Anne Akiko Meyers and Kyoko Takezawa and Chee Yun, violist Michael Tree, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, bassist Gary Karr and pianist Leon Fleisher.  He has been a frequent guest artist of the Chamber Music Societies of Boston, Brooklyn and Fort Worth, Chamber Music International of Dallas, Da Camera of Houston, Camerata Pacifica of Los Angeles and Bargemusic in New York and performed at such festivals as Marlboro Music Festival, the Cape Cod, Tucson, Portland and Seattle Chamber Music Festivals, the Bard Festival, Bravo! Colorado, Music in the Vineyards and the Laurel Festival of the Arts, where he served as Artistic Director for ten years.

Mr. Tsang’s discography includes three live recordings: Beethoven: Sonatas and Variations for Cello and Piano (Artek), Brahms: Cello Sonatas and Four Hungarian Dances (Artek), and Bion Tsang & Adam Neiman: Live at Jordan Hall (BHM Media).  In 2017, he released The Blue Rock Sessions (BHM Media), featuring eighteen virtuoso miniatures for cello and piano.  Two of his latest recordings were released by SONY Classical: Dvořák/Enescu Cello Concertos (2019) with conductor Scott Yoo and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Bach Cello Suites (2021).



Applied Cello

MUS 115D
String Instrument Fundamentals 

Bion Tsang, Scott Yoo, Royal Sottish National Orchestra
2023 • Universal Music Group

Bach Cello Suites
Bion Tsang
2021 • Sony Classical

Dvořák/Enescu Cello Concertos
Bion Tsang, Scott Yoo, Royal Scottish National Orchestra
2019 • Sony Classical

Live at Jordan Hall
Bion Tsang & Adam Nieman
2018 • BHM Media Productions

The Blue Rock Sessions
Bion Tsang & Cecilia Lo-Chien Kao
2017 * BHM Media Productions

Contact Information


Campus location
MRH 5.108

Teaching Areas



Master of Musical Arts
Yale University

Bachelor of Arts
Harvard University 



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