Besson welcomes Tredegar euph star

Yu-Han Yang becomes the latest addition to Besson's International Performance Artist stable following a year of high profile success.

  Yu-Han Yang is the latest addition to the Besson International Performance Artist stable.

Besson has welcomed the addition of Tredegar Band's solo euphonium player Yu-Han Yang as their latest addition to their stable of International Performance Artists.

It marks the latest high profile recognition for the Taiwanese performer who is also a Young Artist of the Musician's Company and is undertaking Advanced Performance studies at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire (RBC).

Jeju finalist

In 2019, Yu-Han claimed first prize at the prestigious Charlton House Lyrical Brass Competition in London as well as securing first place at RBC's Brass Prize competition and graduating with a Masters Degree with Distinction.

In 2020, he joined the Welsh champion, playing an integral part in the successful defence of their title. His latest success was in reaching the final of the high profile Jeju International Brass Competition Euphonium Division.

The final will be held in November where the three finalist will perform Philip Wilby's 'Euphonium Concerto' with the Jeju Symphony Orchestra.

The future is also very exciting with a number of opportunities that will hopefully take place. Being recognised by Besson in this way certainly adds to thatYu-Han Yang

Warmly welcomed

Speaking about joining Besson Yu-Han told 4BR: "I'm delighted to be so warmly welcomed to Besson and to perform on the incredible Prestige euphonium.

Despite the Coronavirus the past year has been very exciting and memorable for me — enjoying personal success and becoming a member of Tredegar Band.

The future is also very exciting with a number of opportunities that will hopefully take place. Being recognised by Besson in this way certainly adds to that."

Tredegar MD, Ian Porthouse added his congratulations. "Yu-Han is such a talented player who works incredibly hard, so his success and this latest recognition is so well deserved."

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