Yang Guo joined the San Antonio Symphony as section violist in the 2017-18 season. Prior to joining the SAS, Yang performed regularly with the Baltimore Symphony and Baltimore Chamber orchestra.
Born and raised in Hebei, China, Yang came to the U.S to pursue his further musical study after finishing college at the Shanghai Conservatory, where he studied with Xi-Di Shen and Nian Liu. He received his Master of Music degree from the Peabody Conservatory in 2013 under the tutelage of Li-Kuo Chang and Victoria Chiang and Artist Diploma from the Indiana University in 2016 under the tutelage of Atar Arad.
He also received fellowships from Music Academy of the West, Aspen Music Festival Advanced String Quartet Program and Banff Centre. As the winner of the Indiana University concerto competition in 2014, he performed the Bartok Viola Concerto with IU Philharmonic Orchestra and Carl St. Clair.