Columbus Symphony Orchestra Guest Artists

Xiayin Wang


An artist with a winning combination of superb musicianship, verve, and riveting technical brilliance, pianist Xiayin Wang conquers the hearts of audiences wherever she appears. During the 2013-14 season her appearances around the world include performances with the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma, Paris Chamber Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic, National Gallery of Art Orchestra and Southwest Florida Symphony; tours of Europe with the Lithuanian Orchestra and Asia with the St. Petersburg Orchestra; the premiere of a new work by Richard Danielpour at Alice Tully Hall; recitals at Wake Forest University and Western Connecticut State University; and a recording of Rachmaninoff’s Sonatas with Chandos.

Recent orchestral highlights for Ms. Wang include appearances with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Houston Symphony, Santa Barbara Symphony, MAV Symphony (Budapest), and Lithuanian Orchestra; and tour performances with the St. Petersburg Symphony in Baltimore, Boston, Houston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.

Ms. Wang’s career as a recitalist and chamber musician has taken her throughout the world, including a solo debut at Zankel Hall in 2008 that drew rave reviews. Her recent American performances include such venues as Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall, Jordan Hall in Boston, Tanglewood, the University of Miami, Philharmonic Center for the Arts in Naples Florida, the Caramoor Center in Katonah, NY, Saratoga Arts Festival, Coastal Carolina Arts Festival, the Meyer Concert Series at The Smithsonian in Washington DC, Schubert Club in Minneapolis MN and the East Hawaii Cultural Center.

Xiayin Wang’s debut album Introducing Xiayin Wang, featuring works by Mozart, Ravel, Bach, Scriabin, and Gershwin, was released on the Marquis Classics label in 2007. Other works in her recording catalog include The Piano Music of Earl Wild (Chandos), which includes his celebrated Gershwin arrangements; a recording of Franck and Strauss sonatas with violinist Catherine Manoukian (Marquis); Rachmaninoff (Chandos); Richard Danielpour’s The Enchanted Garden Preludes, Books 1 and 2 (Naxos); and a program of the work of Aleksandr Scriabin (Naxos), featuring a range of works from his early Chopinesque period to such later compositions as Vers la Flamme, Op. 72 and Deux Danses, Op. 73. She has also recorded a highly praised program of Brahms’s Quartet for Piano and Strings in G Minor, Op. 25 and Quartet for Piano and Strings in C minor, Op. 60 with the Amity Players on Marquis Classics.

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, most notably in the Fu Zhou National Piano Competition, Hang Zhou Instrumental Competition, Zhe Jiang Competition and the National Piano Competition in Beijing. She was heard with some of China’s leading orchestras, including the Beijing Opera House Symphony and the Zhe Jiang Symphony, and in many of the country’s most prestigious concert halls. Ms. Wang, who began piano studies at the age of five, came to New York City in 1997 and, in 2000, was awarded the "Certificate of Achievement" by the Associated Music Teacher League of New York, winning an opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recitall Hall. She also pursued studies at the Manhattan School of Music and won the school’s Eisenberg Concerto Competition in 2002, as well as the Roy M. Rubinstein Award. Xiayin Wang holds Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music.