rinderknecht_rectanglesShuai Wang

Pianist and Steinway Artist Shuai Wang is recognized internationally as an accomplished soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed extensively in major venues such as Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and Symphony Space in New York, the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, the Gardner Museum in Boston. She tours regularly throughout China and Europe, and has served as a guest artist at dozens of universities, conservatories and arts academies throughout the United States and abroad.

Dr. Wang performs frequently as a chamber musician with principles players and musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, National Symphony, Tucson Symphony, and Indianapolis Symphony. As a soloist with orchestra, she has appeared with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Tianjin Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Heights Chamber Symphony, Suburban Symphony Orchestra, and the Cleveland State University Symphony Orchestra.

As an orchestral pianist, Dr. Wang has performed under the baton of Ton Koopman (The Cleveland Orchestra), JoAnn Falletta (Buffalo Philharmonic), Gerhardt Zimmermann (Canton Symphony), and Robert Moody (Columbus Symphony). She is also a devoted advocate for contemporary music, regularly commissioning, premiering, and performing works by living composers.

Born in Tianjin, China, she was the first prize winner at the National Piano Competition in China at the age of eight. With a full scholarship, she came to the United States to study piano at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Her studies continued with training at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she subsequently earned dual master’s degrees in piano performance and collaborative piano, as well as an artist diploma in collaborative piano and a DMA in piano performance. Her teachers and mentors have included Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Anita Pontromoli, and Sergei Babayan.

Dr. Wang is currently on the faculty of the Cleveland Institute of Music where she teaches piano and chamber music. During the summer, she teaches at the Interlochen Arts Camp and InterHarmony International Music Festival in Italy.

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