Alicia Yang, 15, is a sophomore at BASIS Chandler. She has been playing viola for four years and is a student of Ms. Susanne Rothaar. In 2018, Alicia performed twice in Carnegie Hall as a result of her 2nd place awards in the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition as well as their Concerto Competition. Also in 2018, she won 1st Place in the Arizona Musicfest Young Musicians Solo Competition, repeating her 1st Place win from 2017. In 2017, Alicia won 1st Place in the Music Teachers National Association State Solo Competition, and moved on to win 3rd Place in their Southwest Division Solo Competition. The same year, she also won 1st Place in the Arizona Virtuoso Violas State Viola Competition, and 2nd Place in the Phoenix Youth Symphony Young Musicians Competition.
Alicia has won top prizes from the American String Teachers Association, Chandler Symphony, and Metropolitan Youth Symphony. In 2018, she served as Principal Viola of the Southwest High School All-Region Orchestra and as Associate Principal Viola in the Arizona High School All-State Orchestra.
This past summer she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School in Colorado where she studied with Ms. Victoria Chiang. In her spare time, Alicia enjoys reading and trying new food around Phoenix.