Violinist Teresa Yang is about to go head-to-head with some of the finest young musicians across Australia.

Yang has just been named the 2023 winner of 2MBS Fine Music Sydney’s Young Virtuoso Award, securing her a performance opportunity with the North Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a $3,000 prize and a spot in the MBS Network’s Young Virtuoso Award’s National Finals, in which she will compete with other state winners for the national crown.

Still in high school, Yang is already a formidable performer and her awards keep stacking up. In June, she was named the Senior runner-up for the NSW Secondary Schools Concerto Competition for her performance of Korngold’s Violin Concerto.

She won the 2023 National Youth Concerto Competition, after placing as a finalist the year before. In similar fashion, after winning the 2021 Encouragement Award, she took out first place in the Bach Competition in 2022, at the age of 15. She has also won the 2021 Kendall National Violin Junior Category.

Teresa Yang sits on a rock next to a tree in a forest, playing violin.Teresa Yang. Photo supplied

Speaking to Limelight, Teresa Yang discusses her win, her musical milestones, and her ambitions for the...