Tours by Chelsea Wang:

Tours prior to 2009–2010 season not listed.

Chelsea Wang, Piano

Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist”, CHELSEA WANG has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues across North America, Asia, and Europe, including The Kennedy Center in Washington DC, New York’s Merkin Hall, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Orford Music Festival in Orford, Quebec, Salmagundi Club, Ossining Library and Temple E-manuel, among others. She is a prizewinner and finalist of numerous national and international piano competitions: including Seoul International Piano Competition, Washington International Piano Competition, and the New York International Piano Competition.

Chelsea made her orchestral debut at the age of six, playing Haydn’s D Major Piano Concerto. She has performed with many orchestras since then, including Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, New Orleans Civic Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra and Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra, among others. In 2011, Ms. Wang was chosen to perform in an all-Beethoven concerti concert with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, performing Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto under the baton of maestro Miguel Harth-Bedoya. Her festival appearances include the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, Music@Menlo, PianoTexas Academy and Festival, Fontainebleau Music Festival in France, where she won the ‘Prix de Piano’ festival prize, Music from Angel Fire, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy, Banff Piano Masterclass, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival.

Ms. Wang has had the honor of working with many notable musicians and chamber groups, including Richard Goode, Gary Graffman, Robert McDonald, Seymour Lipkin, Arie Vardi, Aldo Cicollini, John Perry, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Andre Watts, Dénes Várjon, Jonathan Biss, Leonidas Kavakos, eighth blackbird, Emerson Quartet, members of the former Tokyo String Quartet, and more. She has performed alongside Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, Roberto Diaz, Anne-Marie McDermott, Anton Nel, Hsin-Yun Huang, Jose Franch-Ballester, Bella Hristova, Arnaud Sussmann, and other inspirational mentors. Chelsea has been featured on radio shows including NPR’s “From the Top” hosted by Christopher O’Riley, “What Makes It Great” with host Rob Kapilow, along with programs on Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New York’s WQXR, and Philadelphia’s WHYY Public Radios.

A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Chelsea started learning piano at the age of four and violin at age seven. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, PA, where she studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Meng-Chieh Liu and was awarded the Sergei Rachmaninoff Award upon graduation. At Curtis, she held a full-tuition scholarship as a recipient of the William A. Horn M.D. Fellowship. Chelsea is currently under the guidance of Leon Fleisher at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University.