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Bio courtesy of Xiao Wang
Xiao Wang has been praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young violinist,” who “made the most of its expressive opportunities.” First-prize winner of the 2012 Szigeti International Violin Competition, 2016 New York Concert Artist Competition, and 2016 William C. Byrd Young Artist Competition. He was also a laureate of the 2015 Queen Elizabeth Competition and Seoul International Competition.
Mr.Wang has performed as soloist with distinguished conductors and orchestras around the world. He has collaborated with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of Marian Alsop as well as toured with the Kodaly Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary. He has also performed with the Gewandhaus Academisches Orchester in the Gewandhaus Leipzig; under the baton of Maestro Andreas Ligeti in Hungary’s Bela Bartok National Concert Hall; As soloist with Maestro David Gilbert at Carnegie Hall, and has given recitals, including the Kammermusiksaal of the Berlin Philharmonic, Carnigie Hall, National Center for the Performing Art in Beijing, Seoul Art Center.
Xiao Wang has been invited to give master classes and concerts at the Budapest Spring Festival, Texas Music Festival, Bravo Music Festival in San Diego, Qingdao Music Festival, and Beijing International music Festival and Academy, among other engagements. Also a passionate chamber musician, he has collaborated with Phillip Entremont, the American String Quartet, members of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Mr. Wang is currently a faculty member of the Manhattan School of Music Precollege division. As a student he won first prize in the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artist Competition in 2012 and soloed with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Maestro Lavard Skou Larsen. In addition, he was heard in live performances on Houston Public Radio’s Front Row series. He was also the first-prize winner in the Heida Hermanns International String Competition , the Waldo Mayo Memorial Competition, and the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition.
Xiao Wang began playing the violin at age five. At age ten, he was accepted at the Central Conservatory in Beijing as a student of Professor Wei-dong Tong; he later studied at Curtis Institute of Music with Joseph SiIverstein.