MUSICIANS

Who’s Who

Jameison Ledonio

Xinchi Wang

Xinchi Wang, born in Harbin, China in 1993, began playing piano in 1999 and switched to the cello in 2005. In 2006, she enrolled in The Central Conservatory of Music and studied with Professor Yu Mingqing.

In 2008, Xinchi was placed fifth in the 6th National Youth Cello Competition of China. That same year, she won the first prize of The Great Wall International Music Festival Concerto Competition, followed by a performance in Beijing Concert Hall with the Beijing Film Symphony Orchestra. In 2010, she won the fourth prize of The National Cello Competition.

She was the principal cellist of China Youth Chamber Orchestra in 2007 and associate principal cellist of China Youth Symphony Orchestra in 2009. In July 2010, she participated the Morningside National Music Bridge in Canada with the full scholarship. In August 2010, she performed several concerts in Taiwan and Beijing as the principal cellist of the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra.

Xinchi was enrolled in The Juilliard School Precollege program in September 2010 and studies with Andre Emelianoff. She had a concert in Lincoln Center Allice Tully Hall as the principal cellist of the Juilliard Precollege Orchestra in January 2011. In the same year, she participated Yellow Barn Chamber Festival. Her piano quartet participated the Chamber Festival of The Juilliard School, as well as performed in Carnegie Hall on the broadcast of From The Top. She went to France for a series of concerts with JVNY chamber orchestra in August 2011. Summer of 2013, Xinchi participated the Sejong International Festival, and the following year she was one of the cellists at Music Academy of the West.

Xinchi was admitted to The Juilliard School in September 2012 as a degree of BM. This year, she was one of the finalists at the Juilliard Concerto Competition in 2016. Also played the master class with Mr. Steven Isserlis. Xinchi just admitted to the Juilliard School this year for the diploma of Master of Music.

Tianyang Gao

Tianyang Gao, born in sep.1992 in Nantong, China. He started to love music when he was a kid. He is a born violinist. He started learning to play the violin at the age of five. Young as he is, he has a strong passion for music and musical feelings. He was under the tutor Ms. Fang Lei, Professor of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, in 2000. With professional instruction and hard work. His playing has been improved a lot. He won the first Prize in the ‘solo Violin Competition’ (Shanghai area) in 2001.

 

As first-rate scores, he entered the elementary school affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory of Music in 2002. During his stay at school, he was excellent on his major as well as academic lessons. He has performed on many occasions of school exchanges. Many professors from abroad have also instructed him. The cooperation between him and the Shanghai Opera Orchestra in the He Luting Concert Hall has attracted much attention. In July 2005 he was approved to enter The Music Middle School without entrance examinations. Besides he also won the second prize of the junior grip on the “National Violin Competition” which was held in September 2006. And he was honored to get the special Prize for playing the Chinese composition excellently. Now he is a current student in Juilliard studying with Ronald Copes. In 2013, he went to the Kneisel Hall Music Festival. In 2014, He was one of the finalists of Schoenfeld Violin Competition.

Tianyang Gao

Heidi Yitang

Heidi comes from Dalian, China, and has been in New York since 2012. She spent first 2 years studying theory and composition in Long Island University and received the best piano performance award in school when she graduated from her Master of Arts degree after her Bachelor of Arts degree in Shenyang Conservatory of Music.

Currently, she teaches piano in New Jersey and is a piano accompanist for Dream Charter School in New York. 

Also, Heidi writes music. She does a lot of arrangements for strings and piano. She is also good at writing music for the orchestra. She has been rearranged a lot of pop songs to string quartet and write a string quartet part for some tracks. Recently she just wrote a string quartet part for one of the Busta Rhymes' tracks.

 

Jameison Ledonio is a professional guitarist based in New York City. He performs with top-tier artists, musicians, and singers ranging from Independent artists, labeled artists, and corporate acts nationally and internationally. His performances have been set in festivals, clubs and stadiums reflecting his diverse repertoire.

He has performed on nationally broadcasted shows such as Good Morning America with Debbie Gibson and cable networks such as BET’s Rising Icons with Melanie Fiona. Passion for live performance has brought him to festivals like the Barbados Jazz Festival and the Essence Music Festival where he played with Chrisette Michele. He is also in a Billboard YouTube video with over 2 million views where he performed “Melanie Fiona - It Kills Me (ACOUSTIC LIVE).”

Jameison’s style allows his sound to complete the music, supporting the ensemble when needed but expressing originality when called upon. His musical versatility has allowed him to perform at venues such as the Blue Note with Lakecia Benjamin, the Blues Alley with Aziza Miller, Lincoln Center, and every House of Blues in America with various artists.

Jameison’s most recent notable performance was with Hip Hop artist Curren$y for the Wu-Tang Clan’s Reunion Performance at the newly built Barclays Center, drawing an audience of 17,000. 

Jameison is also a published photographer in Essence Magazine, an aspiring director, video editor and is a member of the American Federation of Musicians Local 802.

Jameison Ledonio

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