plays on the RZ Solo
"My name is Reynold Yang, I am a young clarinet artist based in Auckland, New Zealand. I was born in China
I am 15 years old (26th May 2008) and I have been playing the clarinet for 7 years now. My teacher is James Fry and Jonathan Cohen
I am a part of the Auckland Youth Orchestra and the principal clarinet of the North Shore Youth Wind Band.
I have won 1st place in several competitions such as the 2020 New Zealand Talented Young Artist Competition, Charleston International Contemporary Competition in 2022, best soloist with a band, gold in solo performance and gold in chamber music performance in the 2023 New Zealand Concert Band Competition and the overall winner soloist in the Matamata Band Festival 2023. My chamber group Glinka Trio went into the regional final round in NZCT New Zealand Chamber Contest.
I have also played with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in their Big Play In Program, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in their young talented artist showcase concert and also participated in the New Zealand Secondary School Symphony Orchestra as a principal clarinet.
I am also involved in many other festivals such as KBB Honors Band / Orchestra 2022 2023 and a young artist in residence for the 2023 Akaroa Music Festival. I used to receive scholarship from the Pettman Junior Academy based in Auckland and Christchurch
I have been invited to have lessons with masters around the world such as David Thomas, Yehuda Gilhad, Andrew Marinner, Richard Hopsford, Annelien Van Wauwe and many others. I have also been invited to participate in many summer festivals such as the Chathems school of music festival and many others.
Apart from clarinet, I also study piano (Grade 8) , conducting (learning from Vincent Hardaker) and composing (Used to learn from Mathew Fuerst). My work Symphony No.6 was performed in the 2023 KBB Music Festival"
Reynold currently plays on the RZ Solo Clarinet.