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Pei-Yao Wang, piano

Pei-Yao Wang

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Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Pei-Yao Wang was the youngest pianist ever to receive the overall First Prize in the Taiwan National Piano Competition, at the age of eight. Four years later, she was invited to study at The Curtis Institute of Music, where she worked with Seymour Lipkin and Institute Director Gary Graffman. She then studied with Claude Frank at Yale University, where she received the Master of Music degree, and also pursued a concentration in architecture. She has performed as soloist with the Stamford Symphony, Orlando Symphony, South Fingerlake Orchestra and Taipei Philharmonic. She also has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia, including venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and Suntory Hall. As a chamber musician, Ms. Wang has collaborated with members of the Guarneri , Orion, Chicago, Mendelssohn and Miró Quartets and has performed with other distinguished artists such as Claude Frank, Hilary Hahn, David Shifrin and Mitsuko Uchida. She is also regularly invited to perform at festivals including Marlboro, Caramoor, Norfolk, La Jolla, Ravinia, and Bridgehampton in New York. She is currently a member of Chamber Music Society Two at Lincoln Center, a program to promote emerging young artists. She currently resides in New York City, where for several years she was the only student of Richard Goode.

"[Wang] played with complete assurance and mastery of the music."

-Times Union

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Tim Fain, violin and Pei-Yao Wang, piano

Date: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

BolcomGraceful Ghost Rag
DanielpourRiver of Light
Puts: Arches
ZimmerliThe Light Guitar
Wylie: Wistful Piece
Puts: Aria
Glass: Knee Play 2 from Einstein on the Beach


This concert features a free pre-concert tour of the American Philosophical Society Museum. For more information click here.

New York Times

“A fine young pianist.”

Times Union

“[Wang] played with complete assurance and mastery of the music.”

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