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San Domenico Appoints Cellist Sunny Yang as Virtuoso Program Music Director

San Domenico is honored to announce that Jungin “Sunny” Yang has joined our music faculty to serve as Virtuoso Program Music Director, beginning in the 2024-25 academic year. “I was immediately taken by the beautiful campus and the warmth and vibrancy of the faculty, staff, and students,” says Yang. “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining this wonderful community and I look forward to meeting everyone soon!”

Sunny Yang brings to San Domenico an impressive pedigree of professional performance and teaching residencies. A versatile cellist and committed educator, she has collaborated with many of the world’s most accomplished composers and performers.

As a member of the Kronos Quartet from 2013-2023, she continually reimagined the string quartet experience. She has performed around the world, commissioned more than 500 new works, and released over 15 recordings. She received the Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music for her collaboration album with Laurie Anderson, Landfall. She has led workshops and masterclasses with Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, the Embassy Adoption Program with Washington Performing Arts, among other institutions in the United States and overseas.

As Virtuoso Program Music Director, Yang will steer pedagogical approaches to meet the needs of young modern musicians considering matriculation into top music schools and conservatories worldwide. “I couldn’t be happier to welcome Sunny to lead the Virtuoso Program,” says San Domenico’s Director of Music Rob DeNunzio. “I look forward to the innovative spirit and passionate leadership she will bring to our community. With her wealth of experience as a truly global artist and educator,  alongside her inclusive and inquisitive nature, she brings a unique perspective to our students, dedicated to fostering a collaborative and inspiring environment for all.”

The internationally recognized Virtuoso Program (VP) at San Domenico School is designed for high school students who are developing their potential as professional string musicians and wish to dedicate themselves to a rigorous academic and musical curriculum. In addition to their regular studies, VP students devote themselves to honing their craft and repertoire under the tutelage of highly experienced music faculty in orchestra, sectionals, chamber, and solo rehearsals. VP students perform throughout the year and in a variety of venues as soloists, members of a chamber ensemble, and in the Orchestra da Camera.

For more on the Virtuoso Program at San Domenico School, please visit sandomenico.org/vp or contact Director of Music Rob DeNunzio at (415) 258-1921 / rdenunzio@sandomenico.org.