Precollege Faculty:Violin, Viola
Violinist Xiao Wang, first-prize winner of the 2012 Szigeti International Violin Competition and laureate of the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition and 2015 Seoul International Competition, has performed as soloist with distinguished conductors and orchestras around the world. The “excellent young violinist” (New York Times) has collaborated with the National Orchestra of Belgium under the baton of Marin Alsop; toured with Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary; performed with Maestro David Gilbert at Carnegie Hall; soloed with the Gewandhaus Akademisches Orchester in Leipzig, Germany; and performed under the baton of Maestro András Ligeti in Hungary’s Béla Bartók National Concert Hall. He has also given solo recitals and master classes at festivals such as the Budapest Spring Festival, Texas Music Festival, Qingdao Music Festival, and Beijing International Music Festival and Academy.
As first-prize winner of the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artists competition, Mr. Wang soloed with the Texas Music Festival Orchestra conducted by Maestro Lavard Skou Larsen and was heard in live performances on Houston Public Radio’s Front Row series. He was also a first-prize winner of the Heida Hermanns International String Competition, Waldo Mayo Memorial Competition, and Manhattan School of Music’s Eisenberg–Fried Concerto Competition.
A passionate chamber musician, Mr. Wang has collaborated with Philippe Entremont, the American String Quartet, members of the Mendelssohn String Quartet, and the New York Philharmonic.
Xiao Wang began playing the violin at age 5. Accepted to study at Beijing’s Central Conservatory with Professor Wei-dong Tong at age 10, he later studied at the Curtis Institute of Music with Joseph Silverstein. A student of Lucie Robert, Mr. Wang was the 2014–15 recipient of the A. L. and Jennie L. Luria Foundation Scholarship at Manhattan School of Music and received his Artist Diploma in May 2016.
Xiao Wang plays on the Ex Sandor Vegh Guarneri Del Gesu generously loaned to him by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.
Manhattan School of Music Precollege faculty since 2016.