Columbus Symphony Orchestra Musicians

Guowei Wang


Wang Guowei is a master musician on the erhu (Chinese 2-string fiddle) and composer. He studied at the Shanghai Conservatory and was formerly soloist and concertmaster of the Shanghai Traditional Orchestra. He is Artistic Director of the NY-based ensemble Music From China since 1996 and has appeared with the group at colleges, universities and cultural institutions across the U.S. As solo artist, Wang Guowei has performed with the Shanghai Quartet, Amelia Piano Trio, Third Angle New Music Ensemble, Continuum, DaCamera of Houston, Princeton Symphony Orchestra, Virginia Symphony, Philadelphia Classical Symphony, Post Classical Symphony, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, jazz artists Ornette Coleman, Butch Morris and Kenny Garrett. Wang Guowei is conductor of the Music From China Youth Orchestra and has taught erhu and Chinese orchestra at Wesleyan University, New York University, Westminster Choir College at Rider University,and currently Williams College as Artist-in-Residence in Chinese Music Performance. He is recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts music commission grants, American Composers Forum Gerome Foundation commissioning award, and grants from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Queens Council on the Arts.