Bion Tsang


Winner of an Avery Fisher Career Grant and Bronze Medal in the International Tchaikovsky Competition, cellist Bion Tsang has appeared with 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.  He has been a guest of the Chamber Music Societies of Boston, Brooklyn and Fort Worth, Chamber Music International (Dallas), Da Camera of Houston and Camerata Pacifica (Los Angeles), and performed at the festivals of Marlboro, Portland, Tucson, the Bard Festival, Bravo! Colorado, 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).  Tsang released The Blue Rock Sessions (BHM) in 2017, featuring eighteen virtuoso miniatures, 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 in the spring of 2023, coinciding with the premiere of PBS Great Performances Now Hear This episode “Schumann: Genius and Madness,” which features footage from the making of Cantabile.

Mr. Tsang holds the Long Chair in Cello at the UT Butler School of Music and plays on a 2011 Wayne Burak cello.

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