Biography

A top prize winner of many international piano competitions including some of World Federation of International Music Competitions, Jingjing Wang made his concert debut at the age of 18, performing Rachmaninoff's Second Piano Concerto in the legendary Shanghai Concert Hall. Since his debut, his performances have taken him to many well-known concert halls in the United States, France, Spain, Portugal, Andorra, Russia, Italy, the Netherlands, Romania, Panama, Colombia as well as his native China. A piano performance graduate of Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Dr. Wang has collaborated as soloist with major orchestras in China, USA, Europe and South America.

In 2000, Dr. Wang was a prize winner in both the Shanghai-Osaka Youth Piano Competition and TOYAMA Asia Piano Competition. As a winner of the China National Piano Competition, he was an active chamber musician and soloist in Spring of Shanghai International Music Festival in 2002. In June of 2004, he was awarded a diploma in the 3rd Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow.

In July of 2006, Dr. Wang made his critically acclaimed European debut at the International Piano Festivals held in Spain and Canary Islands. Since then, he has been frequently invited to perform in the Festivals. In 2007, Dr. Wang made his first New York appearance at the International Keyboard Institute and Festival. A year later, he was selected by famous New York critic David Dubal to perform in his lecture concert series, live broadcast on WQXR. From October of 2008 to July 2009, Dr. Wang won five international competition awards around globe, which led him to several concert tours in the following years.

In August of 2009, Dr. Wang participated in the prestigious George Enescu International Music Festival in Bucharest. In May of 2010, he participated in the Gilmore Keyboard Festival Masterclass in Kalamazoo, Michigan. That year also marked his recital and concerto debut in Panama and Colombia as well as in Krannert Center of Performing Arts in Illinois. In the season of 2012-13, Dr. Wang made his solo recital debut at Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series in Chicago as well as concerto debut with Bogotá Philharmonic Symphony.

Besides his frequent solo appearances, he has been an active collaborative chamber musician. He has performed a number of chamber music concerts with many instrumentalists around the world, highlighting a tour with a string quartet around the Netherlands in August, 2007, after having received two-week-long coaching with Menahem Pressler and Shumel Ashkenasi. He has participated in master classes under such great pianists Anatol Ugorski, Menahem Pressler, Richard Goode, Jean-Yves Thibaudet among others.

Dr. Wang finished his masters degree in piano performance at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in 2007 with a full scholarship, studying with Dr. Solomon Mikowsky. In 2008 Dr. Wang completed a professional studies certificate at the Manhattan School of Music, also with a full scholarship under Dr. Mikowsky. In May, 2013, Dr. Wang completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illimois at Urbana-Champaign, under the direction of Dr. Wiliam Heiles, William Kinderman and Philipp Blume.

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