SFS member since: 2007
Hometown: San Francisco
Music schools you attended: Eastman School of Music, The Juilliard School of Music
Began playing music: At age 4
Musical inspirations: My parents
If I were not a professional musician, I might be a: Forest ranger
Favorite composers: Bach, Schubert, Schumann
Favorite works featuring my instrument: Schumann’s and Dvořák’s cello concertos
When I’m not working, I enjoy: Spending time with our 5 and 7 year-old son and daughter, and all their friends. I’m also trying to get back in shape with cycling.
Recent reading: The Last Lecture, by Randy Pausch
On my CD player/iPod: Old ’80s pop music and Beatles songs
Favorite things to do in the Bay Area: Hiking and biking
Plus: I’m looking forward to playing the Dvořák Cello Concerto with the Parnassus Symphony, the Tchaikovsky Rococo Variations with the San Francisco Academy. I’ll also be spending a weekend in Vancouver playing an all-solo recital and teaching there as well.
Amos Yang has served as a Symphony mentor in the SF Symphony Community of Music Makers program.