Gong-Qian Yang, ------ Composer, Producer, Violin Soloist & Concert Artist Yang believes:"Music should spark our passion, awaken our hope, refresh our feelings, and enlighten our heart..." Yang's music composition has been drawing increasing attention in both U S and internationally since his music is reaching and touching human's heart in a very intimate way... Gong Qian Yang's album "Sonic Poem"has been released on the Apple iTunes, SonyConnect, Napster, Verizon VCast, AOL Music Now, Bitmunk, Yahoo Music, Walmart MP3, FYE etc... Yang’s 2012 newly published album "Sonic Spring by Gong Qian Yang" has released as digital download at: Nokia, Apple iTunes, Verizon, Amazon MP3, My Space Music, Tradebit, Napster, Emusic, Last, fm, Spotify, MediaNet,etc.. Yang is releasing his 3rd album "Sonic Wave by Gong Qian Yang" in September 2013. The style of this album ranges from Choral, movie sound track, and easy listening, etc, to symphonic works such as "Dawn-Awakening"... Some of Yang's music on this new album has come out from his enlightened living experience at Michigan Avenue apartment at Chicago lakeshore: “Let's Hand to Hand” 'is in pop classical song style; “In Love” - an evening dance at a Jazz Club? May be... “Morning Lake” --- It is dawn at the lake, birds are still nestling, everything is quietly accumulating energy for a lively day... “The Kiss of the Sun and Water”--- The moment when the morning Sun kisses the scenic lake waves before it rises above the sparkling water; “Sound Bath” --- Great Lake, occasionally with fog, in its sonic form. “Wondering” in Yang’s 3rd album "Sonic Wave by Gong Qian Yang", depicts a scene of wondering along an open shoreline, listening to the waves and tides, watching the birds and seagulls, and simply embrace the nature... Life is beautiful! "Dawn-Awakening", also in Yang's 3rd album "Sonic Wave by Gong Qian Yang ", is a symphonic work starts with broad low earthy sound as grand nature's breath at the dawn, and awakening with glorious triumph... As an American composer, Gong-Qian Yang's "Nature and Me" symphonic poem has been world premiered by China National Symphony Orchestra on their 2006 American Tour. This symphonic poem is one of the compositions on his album titled "Sonic Poem". The world premiere "Nature and Me"under the baton of world class American conductor indeed has reached and deeply touched human's heart with long time applause and standing ovation. The world premier concert was broadcasted on WDPR 88.1 FM radio in U.S., and on China Central Television (CCTV) repeatedly. In Yang's opinion, it is best to let music emotion flow and unfold freely without excess structural restraint. He believes that "any type of music, such as pop, classical, jazz, vocal, rock, country, orchestral, old or new... you name it, it's all good as long as it treats human ears, hearts, and feelings in a respectful way." Therefore, he doesn't limit himself as an artist of any one type of music style. Yang believes that "Life is like an ongoing music composition. Everyone is a composer of his or her own masterpiece. In other words, music is part of life, and life is reflected in music" He hopes we can all share some happy moments together through music. At Middfest International Festival in U S 2006, Yang's music has been featured at the Grand Finale Concert performed by world renowned artist from New York. Yang's music has also been featured at U S - China Forum Chicago at Downtown Hilton Tower in June 2007 and at Chicago Journalist Association's 68th Annual Award in downtown Chicago Holiday Inn Mart Plaza on September 28, 2007. On April 20, 2008, Yang's Symphonic Poem world premier was broadcasted on WDPR 88.1 FM radio in U.S. Since 2007, Yang's music has been frequently featured as theme music by SuncasTV station in Chicago. His music has also been featured for the spotlight / TV portrait series of current world renowned people. In 2009, Gong-Qian Yang's original music was featured with documentary films at the 26th Annual Asian American Coalition of Chicago Lunar New Year Celebration, presented and sponsored by "Dynamic Korea", The Korea Tourism Organization and American Family Insurance. 2010 and 2011 his new composition "Fantasy for Flute and Piano" was premiered and subsequently performed by world renowned American flutist Bradley Garner. Yang's music has been well received by the audience. Yang pursued his music study with the legendary violin teacher Prof. Dorothy Delay and Prof. Kurt Sassmannshaus at both Aspen music Festival and Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music (CCM). Yang has been conferred Master's Degree of Music at CCM 1992. Yang also studied with Ms. Kathleen Lenski, and Robert Lipsett earlier when he was in California. As a violin soloist and twice first-prize winner of the Starling International Scholarship Foundation in U.S., Yang has been winning standing ovations in his solo concerts, including solo showcase at the Aspen Summer Music Festival, solo concert with the Long Beach Civic Symphony Orchestra in California, Sinfonia California, Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music's 125th Anniversary Gala Concert, and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra. He performs a wide range of solo repertoire, such as concertos by Paganini, Sibelius, and Saint-Saens, etc. Yang has served as violin professor at University of Dayton, concertmaster for Philharmonia Orchestra and Opera Orchestra at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, CCM Contemporary Music Ensemble, Sinfonia California, Wright State University Chamber Orchestra, and as the associate concertmaster of Aspen Summer Festival Concerto Orchestra, etc. While enjoying a successful career as soloist and concert artist, Yang always kept keen interest in music composition. Yang's composition talents started to be recognized when he was an honor student at Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, and his extensive music studies in the U.S has drastically enriched his music vision and thinking. Focusing on his music production, Yang has studied a wide range of repertoire and a great diversity of music by western masters. As a sensible composer, Yang has often been inspired by the harmony between all the creatures in the universe. A lot of his music idea came to him when he was on his music tour. He was humming along on the way to Nashville, and his heart was singing when he was driving in the Appalachian Mountains. Yang says he enjoys being close to the nature whether it is sunny or rainy; he feels the energy and harmony coming from everywhere. Yang expresses that: "Music should spark our passion, awaken our hope, refresh our feelings, and enlighten our heart". He believes that music should radiate infinite life energy that glorifies the beauty of the great universe, and, of course, the beauty of humans living within.