Amos Yang

Assistant Principal

Amos Yang joined the SFS in 2007 as Assistant Principal Cello. He was previously a member of the Seattle Symphony. Born and raised in San Francisco, he was a member of the SFS Youth Orchestra and San Francisco Boys Choir and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the Juilliard School. He has performed as soloist and chamber musician throughout the US, including regular appearances with the Seattle Chamber Music Society and at the Olympic Music Festival, and from 1996 to 2002 he was the cellist in the Maia String Quartet. He has served on the faculties of the Peabody Conservatory, the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, and the Interlochen Advanced String Quartet Institute. He makes regular appearances on the SFS’s Chamber Music Series and recently appeared as soloist in the Symphony’s new SoundBox series, performing excerpts from Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 as well as Mark Summer’s Julie-O. He has also served as a mentor for the SFS’s Community of Music Makers program.

(March 2015)