Artist Bio

Chelsea Wang, piano

Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist,” Chelsea Wang has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in many venues across North America, Asia, and Europe, including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and Merkin Hall in New York City. She is a prizewinner and finalist of many national and international piano competitions and has performed alongside eminent musicians including Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, Roberto Díaz, Anne-Marie McDermott, Anton Nel, Hsin-Yun Huang, Jose Franch-Ballester, and other inspirational mentors. Wang has been a soloist with orchestras across the country, including the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Des Moines Symphony Orchestra, New Orleans Civic Symphony, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Symphony Orchestra, Fort Dodge Symphony Orchestra, and musicians from the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Her festival appearances include the Bravo! Vail Valley Festival, PianoTexas International Academy and Festival, Fontainebleau Music Festival in France, Four Seasons Winter Workshop, Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival, Banff Centre Piano Master Class, and Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, as well as Music from Angel Fire. Chelsea Wang has been featured on radio shows including NPR’s From the Top and What Makes It Great?, along with programs on public radio stations in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, New York, and Philadelphia. A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Wang started learning piano at the age of four and violin at age seven. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Meng-Chieh Liu. She is currently pursuing her master of music degree at the Peabody Conservatory, studying with Leon Fleisher.