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, she excites music lovers and critics alike with her impressive artistry.
In November 2016, Ms. Wang released her most recent recording of Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the BBC Philharmonic and their Music Director Juanjo Mena, celebrating the centennial anniversary of the composer’s birth. As a successful recording artist, her series of discs for Chandos Records has drawn critical international attention with Gramophone calling them “four out of four superb discs in succession.” Her recordings of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Sonatas (2014) 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 (2013) was crowned disc of the month by MusicWeb International.
Recent and upcoming highlights included orchestral debuts with the Pacific Symphony and Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra, solo recital at the Amijai Theater in Buenos Aires, and performances/recording of Tchaikovsky & Khachaturian Piano Concertos with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Peter Oundjian. She joined the Fine Arts Quartet in Milwaukee for the Saint-Saëns Piano Quintet in A minor, Op. 14 and returned 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, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma. She has appeared in recital in New York at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Vienna at Mozartsaal, as well as in France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and her native China.
She completed her 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.
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COMPETITIONS & HONORS
- Certificate of Achievement” by the Associated Music Teacher League of New York
- Prize – performance at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Hall
- Manhattan School of Music – Eisenberg Concerto Competition in 2002
- Manhattan School of Music – Roy M. Rubinstein Award
- Winner – Fu Zhou National Piano Competition
- Winner – Hang Zhou Instrumental Competition
- Winner – Zhe Jiang Competition
- Shanghai Conservatory
- Manhattan School of Music
- Bachelors, Masters & Professional Studies