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 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). Tsang released The Blue Rock Sessions (BHM) in 2017, featuring eighteen virtuoso miniatures for cello and piano, Dvořák/Enescu Cello Concertos (Sony) in 2019, with conductor Scott Yoo and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and Bach Cello Suites (Sony) in 2021. His latest album, Cantabile (Universal), with Yoo and the RSNO, was released this past spring.
Mr. Tsang received his BA from Harvard University and his MMA from Yale University, where he studied with Aldo Parisot. His other cello teachers included Ardyth Alton, Luis Garcia-Renart, William Pleeth, Channing Robbins and Leonard Rose. Mr. Tsang resides in Austin, TX, where he holds the Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Chair in Cello at the UT Butler School of Music.