Oboe & Early Piano
Kai-Chien Yang is an active soloist, chamber musician and teacher in oboe. Originally from Taiwan, she began her musical studies at the age of 5 and received her Bachelor of Music Education and Performance from University of Taipei. In 2010, Kai-Chien moved to Boston to continue her study. She received both Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in oboe performance from Boston University under the tutelage of Mark McEwen and Robert Sheena, and was awarded the School of Music Departmental Honors Award.
As a chamber and orchestral musician, Kai-Chien has appeared in the Banff Music Festival and Orford Music Academy. She also performed with a variety of ensembles in Taipei and the Boston area, including New England Repertory Orchestra, Time’s Arrow New Music ensemble, Du Bois Orchestra and Boston Chamber Symphony. As a soloist, she was a winner of the 2017 American Protégé Woodwinds and Brass Competition and was invited to perform the Winner’s Recital in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.
Currently, Kai-Chien is a freelance oboist in the greater Houston area and is studying with Jonathan Fischer, principal oboe of the Houston Symphony Orchestra.