By the time pianist Xiayin Wang arrived in the United States from her native China, she had completed studies at the Shanghai Conservatory and garnered an enviable record of first prize awards and special honors for her performances throughout China, most notably in the Fu Zhou National Piano Competition, Hang Zhou Instrumental Competition, Zhe Jiang Competition, and the National Piano Competition in Beijing.
She has been heard with some of China’s leading orchestras, including the Beijing Opera House Symphony and the Zhe Jiang Symphony, and in many of the country’s most prestigious concert halls. In addition to her performances in China, Ms. Wang has been heard in Europe with the Tenerife Symphony of Spain.
Ms. Wang, who began piano studies at the age of five. She came to New York where, in 2000, she won the Associated Music Teacher League Award and was given the prize of performing at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. She pursued studies at the Manhattan School of Music and won the school’s Eisenberg Concerto Competition in 2002, as well as the Roy M. Rubinstein Award.
She made her Carnegie Hall debut on May 16, 2007 in Stern Auditorium as well as two appearances in 2006 at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall. She also performed an evening of chamber music with her colleague, the Amity Players, at Zankel Hall. In summerof '08, she performed at the Prestige Series at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival at Mannes. Ms. Wang recently signed a recording contract with Naxos and Marquis Classics. In May, '09, Naxos will release Ms. Wang's all-Scriabin CD.
Ms. Wang commands a particularly eclectic repertoire, ranging from Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt to such later masters as Debussy, Ravel, Rachmaninoff, and Medtner, Scriabin and modernists like the American George Perle.
Ms. Wang is an active recitalist and soloist. For the upcoming 2009-2010 season, her schedule includes several performances in New York and a tour of the United States.
Xiayin Wang holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Her principal teachers have included Dr. Solomon Mikowsky and Nina Svetlanova.
"A PARAGON OF VIRTUOSITY" ~ Washington Post
"IT TAKES A LOT FOR A YOUNG ARTSIT TO BE NOTICED. XIAYIN WANG IS CLEARLY DOING SOMETHING RIGHT." ~ NY Times
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