In much demand as a performer throughout the Chicago area, Thomas Yang is familiar to his audiences through his work as concertmaster of Metropolis Symphony (formerly Symphony of the Shores), as well as the violinist of Metropolis Quartet and Trio Capriccio and first violinist of the Chicago Classical String Quartet.


Mr. Yang’s musical leadership has been recognized by many other musical organizations for which he has served as concertmaster including the Lake Forest Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, and Illinois Chamber Symphony. His solo performances have included works by Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Massenet, Vivaldi, Ysaye, and Vaughan Williams.


Beyond orchestral and solo music performance, Mr. Yang’s creativity and leadership skills have lead to the success of his contracting company, the Chicago Musical Connection, which provides live music for a wide variety of events. He has developed strong relationships with many organizations, churches and choral groups, frequently serving on their committees, and has been instrumental in the creation and establishment of many projects which have resulted in highly-acclaimed music series, fundraising concerts, and recordings. Some of these include Old St. Patrick’s Church’s Deck the Hall, St. Patick’s Day Fundraiser at Symphony Center, Handel Week in Oak Park, St. Ignatius’ Sing-a-Long Messiah, and St. Charles Singers’ Christmas Oratorio by Bach (the complete series 1-6). Many of these events have continued for over 10 years now.


Mr. Yang has also performed with and/or provided orchestras for many of today's popular artists and yesterday’s legends including Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Josh Groban, Lyle Lovett, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Smokey Robinson, Natalie Cole, John Denver and a host of others. His quartet has even been the opening act for Meatloaf!

Additionally, Mr. Yang is a member of the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Symphony II, Basically Bach and many other musical organizations. He is currently an artist-in-residence at Robert Morris College, where his ensemble brings music educational programs to the local high schools and colleges.