Meng Wang is a Chinese composer currently living in Cincinnati. Her music has been performed throughout North America, Europe, and China, by esteemed orchestras and ensembles including Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, MSM Composer’s Orchestra, China Youth Symphony Orchestra, Aspen Contemporary Ensemble, Thin Edge New Music Collective, LONGLEASH trio, and F-Plus ensemble. Wang was a 2016 composition fellow at Aspen Music Festival, and was selected to participate in the 2018 American Composers Orchestra EarShot New Music Readings. Her piece Beloved by Artemis won the 2012 Chinese National Chamber Music Competition, and was selected for the composition showcase by the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in China. Recent commissions include a new orchestra work for Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a tenor saxophone and piano piece for saxophonist Lukas Gabric, and a new work for percussion and electronics performance for Shanghai Symphony chamber concerts. Wang is the co-founder of Path New Music, a collective based in New York that draws from a variety of artistic disciplines to bring a fresh, vital perspective to the theatrical stage.
Wang is currently pursuing her DMA in composition at the University of Cincinnati with Graduate Incentive Award as a student of Dr. Douglas Knehans. She is an alumna of the Central Conservatory and Manhattan School of Music, where she held the Deolus W. Husband Scholarship for Composition in 2015-2017. Her primary instructors have included composers Wenchen Qin and Reiko Fueting, and she has also received instruction from Andreia Pinto Correia.