Texan wins Germany’s Bernstein award

Texan wins Germany’s Bernstein award


norman lebrecht

January 19, 2018

The violinist Charles Yang has been awarded the 2018 Leonard Bernstein Award of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival.

Yang, 29, from Austin, Texas, earns 10,000 Euros and a summer concert in Schleswig-Holstein.

He’s a member of the crossover group, Time for Three.





  • Michael Comins says:

    We heard him while he was still a Juilliard student. He covers many other facets of music besides strictly classical which he does exceedingly well. He also has a marvelous sense of humor.


  • Richard says:

    He has not been with the group that long! One story is that he responded to a craigslist ad. (It’s how I started playing again.) The player he replaced, and the player before, both left for concertmaster positions with major orchestras. And who knows how long he will stay?