Born in Taiwan, Yu-Wen Wang started playing the cello at age eight. In 2000, she came to the United States, and in 2003 enrolled at the Curtis Institute of Music from which she received her bachelor's degree this past May. While at Curtis, she toured with the Curtis Chamber Ensemble throughout Maine, California, and Florida. She has performed at the Amelia Island, Santa Fe, and Caramoor Chamber Music festivals, and has performed in recital and chamber music in the United States and in Taiwan. Ms. Wang joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in October 2009 as B-contract player.