Wynona Wang was selected as First Prize winner of the 2018 Concert Artists Guild International Competition and the 2017 Wideman International Piano Competition in Louisiana. She was also awarded the 2019 “Charlotte White” Career Grant awarded by the Salon de Virtuosi in New York City.
Ms. Wang recently earned her Performer’s Diploma under the tutelage of Alessio Bax at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. While at SMU, she appeared in multiple concerto performances as well as numerous recitals and chamber music concerts, including collaborations with cellist Andres Diaz and with the Escher String Quartet. Her 2021–22 season highlights include La Grua Arts Center, Kravis Center, Pinedale Performing Arts, the Whitney Center, and Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts.
Ms. Wang’s recent North American performances include the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra and the Meadows Symphony Orchestra of SMU in Dallas, and festivals including PianoTexas; Morningside Music Bridge in Calgary, Canada; the International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York City; and the Chautauqua Institution. Internationally, she has been a featured soloist with the Academic Symphony Orchestra of the National Philharmonic Society of Ukraine and the Romanian Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra in Italy. She has also given numerous solo piano recitals in China—including cities such as Beijing, Qingdao, Hangzhou, Wuhan, Shenzhen, Kunming, Ningbo, and Dalian—as well as in Madrid, Spain and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Ms. Wang has also garnered top honors at the Meadows Concerto Competition at SMU, the Artist Recognition Scholarship Awards Competition at NYC’s International Keyboard Institute & Festival, the Hamamatsu International Piano Academy Competition in Japan, the First Indonesia Pusaka International Piano Competition in Jakarta, IX International Competition for Young Pianists in Memory of Vladimir Horowitz in Ukraine, and the Chautauqua Piano Competition.
Born in Beijing, Ms. Wang began playing piano at age 4, and went on to study at both the Music Elementary and Secondary schools at the prestigious Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. In 2016 she was awarded a full scholarship for her Performer’s Diploma at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, and she now lives in New York while pursuing her undergraduate degree at The Juilliard School as a student of Dr. Robert McDonald.
Wynona Wang performed with The Orchestra Now on April 10, 2022.
Bio: March 2022