Pianist Xiayin Wang, an artist of keen musicality and sweeping virtuosity, has brought audiences to their feet with playing in the grand Romantic tradition. Having made numerous celebrated recordings and performed throughout the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to music centers in South America, Europe, and Asia, Ms. Wang excites music lovers and critics alike with her impressive artistry.
A successful recording artist, Ms. Wang has drawn critical international attention for her series of discs for Chandos Records, with Gramophone . . . calling them “four out of four superb discs in succession.” Her recordings of Rachmaninoff’s solo piano works were lauded for “flawless” (BBC Music Magazine) technique and “awesome clarity and poise” (Gramophone; Editor’s Choice for both Rachmaninoff discs), and her disc of American Piano Concertos was crowned disc of the month by MusicWeb International.
Highlights of Ms. Wang’s 2015/2016 season include a performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, as well as a recording with the same forces of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Second Piano Concerto. Her next recording will be of Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the BBC Phil-harmonic and Music Director Juanjo Mena to celebrate the centennial anniversary of the composer’s birth. In May
2016 she joins the Fine Arts Quartet in Milwaukee for the Saint- Saëns Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14. This coming summer, in July, she will return to New York City’s celebrated International Keyboard Institute & Festival for a solo recital in Hunter College’s Kaye Playhouse.
Ms. Wang has performed with the Baltimore, Houston, and Pittsburgh Symphonies, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, among others. In addition to her busy concert career in North America she has appeared in recital in New York’s Alice Tully Hall, the Vienna Mozartsaal, and in France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and her native China.
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. Ms. Wang, who began piano studies at the age of five, came to New York in 1997. She holds Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.