Xiao-Dan Zheng and Clara Yang Play Grieg and Prokofiev

Clara Yang (piano), Xiao-Dan Zheng (cello)

Catalog #: TROY1485
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Format: Digital

Two young stellar musicians, cellist Xiao-Dan Zheng and pianist Clara Yang collaborate on a recording of music by Edvard Grieg and Sergei Prokofiev that includes sonatas for cello by both composers and two works for piano. Ms. Zheng is a member of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and previously served as principal cellist of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra. Her awards include a Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society Young Artist Award and the ASCAP Ira Gershwin Award, among many others. Clara Yang, on the faculty at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, has a varied career as a soloist, chamber music musician and educator. She has performed concertos with the European Union Youth Orchestra, the Longview Symphony, the Eastman Philharmonia, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra and the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra.


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Track Listing

Title Composer Performer
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 36 Edvard Grieg Xiao-Dan Zheng, cello; Clara Yang, piano
Prelude, Op. 12, No. 7 for Piano Sergei Prokofiev Clara Yang, piano
Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 119 Sergei Prokofiev Xiao-Dan Zheng, cello; Clara Yang, piano
Notturno, Op. 54, No. 4 for Piano Edvard Grieg Clara Yang, piano


  • WINNER - Silver Medal, Global Music Awards

  • "Zheng and Yang have a new recording that demonstrates their virtuosity and depth of interpretation in excellent sound. I recommend it to chamber music buffs everywhere."

    – Fanfare

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