Xiayin Wang - Piano
New York, U.S.A.
An artist with a winning combination of superb musicianship, personal verve, and riveting technical brilliance, pianist Xiayin Wang conquers the hearts of audiences wherever she appears. As recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral soloist in such venues as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, she has already achieved a high level of recognition for her commanding performances.
In January 2014 Ms. Wang performed Rachmaninoff’s Second Piano Concerto with the National Gallery of Art Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and received high praise from Joan Reinthaler in the January 6, 2014 edition of The Washington Post: “Ms. Wang’s finger work was precise and strong… Her drive was unrelenting and her concentration intense. It was clear that she was in command and that Lande and the orchestra were to follow, which they did well…she was great to watch.” Engaged as soloist in Gerard Schwarz’s acclaimed All-Star Orchestra, Ms. Wang was featured as part of a nationally broadcast series of performances on syndicated PBS stations throughout the United States in fall of 2013. In 2014, Ms. Wang was the focus of a five-part concert series at the Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall in New York City, where she was heard with such ensembles as the Escher Quartet, Fine Arts Quartet, and the Washington Soloists Chamber Orchestra under the baton of conductor Vladimir Lande. Other orchestral engagements this season included concerts with the Costa Rica National Symphony, the Santiago Symphony, and the Southwest Florida Orchestra. Ms. Wang will also be touring with the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra in China, South Korea, and Japan. In March, she performed the world premiere of The Celestial Circus, a suite for two pianos and percussion by Richard Danielpour at Alice Tully Hall. She tours Italy with the Fine Arts Quartet and will participate this summer in the Israel Festival in Jerusalem.
Xiayin Wang 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 was 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, subsequently came to New York in 1997 and, in 2000, was awarded the “Certificate of Achievement” by the Associated Music Teacher League of New York, winning an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall. She also 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. Xiayin Wang holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music where she studied with Solomon Mikowsky and Nina Svetlanova.