bion tsang
  • Professor of Cello
  • Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello
  • Undergraduate Strings Academic Advisor
Office Location: MRH 5.108
  • Cello

Education MMA, Yale University; BM, Harvard University

About 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. Tsang’s latest release (2019) is Dvořák/Enescu Cello Concertos (SONY Classical) with conductor Scott Yoo and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Recent Recordings Bion Tsang: Dvořák/Enescu Cello Concertos (2019) Bion Tsang & Adam Neiman: Live at Jordan Hall (2018) Bion Tsang: The Blue Rock Sessions (2017)

Recent Press Grammy-nominated cellist Bion Tsang explores the lines between Dvořák and Enescu Cello Concertos in new Sony Classical release with Scott Yoo and the Royal Scottish National OrchestraViolin and Cello Greats Inspire Collection of Romantic, Playful Virtuoso Miniatures in Bion Tsang: The Blue Rock Sessions