Cancer clams a US concertmaster, 56

Cancer clams a US concertmaster, 56


norman lebrecht

April 14, 2019

The death has been made public of Yang Xi, concertmaster of the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra, principal violist of the Carolina Philharmonic, and artistic director of the Carolina International Orchestra. The cause was colon cancer.

Raised in Chengdu, China, Yang Xi came to the US aged 2o to study at IU with Josef Gingold and Rostislav Dubinsky. He enjoyed a varied career as soloist, concertmaster and initiator of musical events.

Our sympathies to his family.



  • Couperin says:

    Clammed him good!

  • Bone says:

    Fix the typo in headline (clams are for brass players)

  • Sharon says:

    Everyone over 50 should have a colonoscopy every 5 years.
    I know they are unpleasant, especially the prep with having to ingest a gallon of the awful tasting polyethylene glycol, but it can save your life

  • NYYgirl says:

    Went to school with him, such a nice guy & good player. So sorry to hear this 🙁