Yue Tang, Sub-Principal cellist of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra. Born in Beijing, China, Yue studied cello at the renowned Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, where he graduated with the highest student award. During his years at school, he performed recitals and chamber concerts in all the major concert halls in Beijing. At the time, his playing was both broadcasted on China Central Radio Station and China Central TV Station and recorded his first CD with “Ensemble Eclipse” for the German label “Wergo”.
In 1997, after receiving a full scholarship from University of Southern California, he came to Los Angeles, US to study with Professor Eleanor Schoenfeld. In 1998, he transferred to Oberlin Conservatory of Music and continued his cello study with Professor Andor Toth Jr. During the three-year study in Oberlin, he was the principal cellist of Oberlin Symphony Orchestra. He was the prize winner of Rio Hondo Young Musician Concerto Competition, Marina del Rey Concerto Competition, Chinese-American Showcase Competition and Kingsville International Competition. Yue joined Florida Philharmonic Orchestra in September, 2001, he won the national audition for Assistant Principal cello during his second season with the orchestra and held the position until the orchestra deceased. He is also performing regularly with the Palm Beach Opera, Atlantic Classic Orchestra, Miami City Ballet and Symphony of America. From 2004-2008, Yue was the principal cellist of Ars Flores Symphony Orchestra and co-principal cello of Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia in Florida.
In June 2008, he won the international audition of the sub-principal cello position of RTÉ Concert Orchestra and joined the orchestra. He have shared stage with artists such as Mstislav Rostropovich, Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa, Lang Lang, Sir. James Galway, Joseph Silerstein, Giuseppe Sinopoli, Zubin Mehta, Lalo Schifrin, John Williams, Karl Jenkins, Bryn Terfel, Angela Gheorghiu and many more. In 2012, his solo CD “Variations on Cello” was released and has well received by the public and played often on RTE Lyric FM. He has also made his TV appearance on RTÉ One reality show “Instrumental” in 2012 as a cello tutor and solo cello performance on “Dancing with the stars” in 2019. Since 2015, Yue has been served as Acting Section Leader cello of RTÉ Concert Orchestra and has led the section in CO’s first China Tour in 2017.