Join us for a special Master Class with Steinway Artist Xiayin Wang on Thursday, January 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Schmitt Music Omaha – free and open to the public!
Steinway Artist Xiayin Wang will be working with five or six local students of varying levels chosen via submission by area piano teachers. Each student will have 20 minutes of one-on-one time with Xiayin. All are welcome to attend and experience this fascinating process.
Pianist Xiayin Wang is an artist of keen musicality and sweeping virtuosity. Praised by The New York Times for her “estimable grasp of pianistic color and her ability to maintain and illuminate a strand of melody within the thickest of textures,” Ms. Wang has released 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. As Musical America put it: “She can be at one moment sensual and the next rhythmically driving… with such assuredness, such delicacy, that one forgets the difficulties inherent in the performance, and is left breathless in musical awe.”
Ms. Wang’s discography has received international acclaim, with her most recent Chandos recording of Tchaikovsky and Scriabin piano concerti being hailed as “terrific” (Gramophone) and “the model of refinement” (The Herald). Her recording of Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the BBC Philharmonic and their Music Director Juanjo Mena were commended by Gramophone as “jaw-droppingly impressive” and singled out by The New Yorker’s Alex Ross. Ms. Wang’s 2018 release of a lesser-known collection of works by Granados on Chandos was praised by the BBC Music Magazine as catching “the spirit of youthful Spanish ardour.”
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 Bachelors, Masters, and Professional Studies degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. Learn more at xiayinwangpiano.com.
Xiayin Wang will be performing with the Omaha Symphony on Friday, January 17th & Saturday, January 18th – CLICK HERE to get your tickets!