O-1 as Violist with “extraordinary abilities”
Born in Zhengzhou and raised in Beijing, China, Hang proved his artistic talent at a young age. Hang’s talents were recognized immediately upon entering the US to continue his music studies. He was a First-Prize winner of the California Young Artist Competition, winner of the Idyllwild Arts Concerto Competition and the National Debut Competition held by the Young Musicians Foundation, Hang was also a three-time recipient of the Leni Febland Foundation Scholarship, and the Alfred Charles Mobus, Jr. Scholarship while studying at Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.
Hang has performed concerts throughout U.S. and China in halls including Kennedy Center, Annenberg Hall, Royce Hall, Sheonberg Hall, California Center for the Arts, Newman Hall, Bovard Auditorium, Zipper Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Wilshire Ebell Theater, Walt Disney Concert hall, and Beijing Concert Hall. Hang has studied with Paul Coletti, Ralph Fielding, Xiaolong Liu, and Donald McInnes.
Hang is currently performing viola with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Previously, he has been the Principal Violist of the International Chamber Orchestra, Debut Symphony Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Colburn Orchestra, and received full scholarship to participate in the Music Academy of the West two times. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with artists such as Ralph Gothoni, Arnold Steinhardt, Ronald Leonard, Dennis Trembly, Margaret Batjer, Peter Stumpf, and members of the Ysaÿe quartet.