Posted on: May 12th, 2017


Violinist Xi Yang will join pianist Kent Lyman for a performance at Cherry Hill on Sunday, May 21st at 3:00 PM. The collaborators are both professors of music at Meredith College in Raleigh, and have impressed their audiences with individual and joint performances over the past years.

Xi Yang, a native of China, came to the United States at the age of 20, after an impressive history of performance in China from the age of 10. After completing studies at the University of Indiana, Mr. Yang became the Principal Violist for the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra, the Florida Grand Opera, and the Principal Viola with the Symphony of the Americas.  In addition to being Professor of Viola and Violin at Meredith, Mr. Yang is the Concertmaster with the Raleigh Symphony Orchestra and is Principal Violist of the Carolina Philharmonic. He has performed for two Presidents of the United States and recently was appointed as one of the judges of YangTongLiu International Violin Competition in China. Mr. Yang is also the founding president of the Carolina International Orchestra.

Dr. Kent Lyman is a Steinway Artist and Coordinator of Piano at Meredith. He has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad in such locations as South Korea, China, Brazil, Canada, and Italy.  He is very active as a solo and collaborative performer, and is in demand as a presenter, clinician, master teacher and adjudicator throughout the region and beyond. He has performed with a number of orchestras, including the North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Raleigh Civic Symphony, Florence (SC) Symphony, Broward(FL) Symphony, Meredith Sinfonietta, and others.  He holds degrees in music from the University of Utah and Indiana University, where he received his doctoral degree in piano, studying with James Tocco.

This talented pair will perform music by Fritz Kreisler, Ludwig von Beethoven, Niccolo Paganini,and Camille Saint-Saens.

The Cherry Hill Concert Series is presented by the Cherry Hill Historical Foundation Inc. in the 1850’s antebellum home of the George Alston Family in Inez, a community in southern Warren County. A reception will follow the performance, and the entire house will be open for touring.

Admission is taken at the door, with adults at $10, students at $5, and children 12 and under admitted free of charge. For further information call 252-257-5259.