Amos Yang

Assistant Principal

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.