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Linda Wang

Linda  Wang

  • Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 327
  • 303-871-6951
  • linda.wang@du.edu

Biography:

Linda Wang is among the premier violinists of her generation, consistently praised for her artistry, warm, singing tone and charismatic performances. 
 
Since her debut with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Linda Wang has performed concerti throughout the United States with orchestras in California, Arizona, Texas, Alaska, Georgia, Idaho, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Colorado, Montana, Oregon, South Carolina, New York, Massachusetts, Virginia and West Virginia, collaborating as soloist with such conductors as Sir Georg Solti, Jorge Mester, JoAnn Falletta, Grant Cooper, Chistian Tiemeyer, Peter Jaffe, Daryll One, Allen Scott, Steve Lipsett, Michael Butterman, Andrew Sewell and Stephen Gunzenhauser. In recital she has performed in over 40 states and abroad; her concerto performances include the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra, Paris Sinfonietta, Germany's Sachsische Kammerphilharmonie Dresden, and the Philharmonisches Orchester des Vogtland and the Czech Republic's Southern Bohemian Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra, with whom she toured.  In Asia, her appearances have included an enthusiastically received debut in Taipei, performances in Beijing and Shanghai, and the Phillipines Philharmonic Orchestra.
 
Linda Wang's solo engagements have taken her to Carnegie Hall, Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage and the Berlin Schauspielhaus. Festivals where she has taught or performed include those of Aspen, Norfolk, Savannah, Rocky Ridge, Montecito, Fairbanks, Canada's Orford Centre d'Arts, Mexico's San Miguel de Allende, Italy's Festival of Two Worlds (Spoleto), Japan's Okhust, England's Aldeburgh Festival, the Holland Music Sessions and Austria's Salzburg Festival.
Domestic and international audiences have seen Linda Wang's televised performances on PBS, Arts and Entertainment, Germany's ZDF and Japan's NHK, while radio broadcasts include NPR's "Performance Today," WQXR (New York City), WFMT (Chicago), KMozart and KKGO (Los Angeles), MDR (Germany), Leipzig Rundfunk and Deutschland Radio, Berlin. Numerous first prizes include  the International Markneukirchen Instrumental Competition in Germany, the National Federation of Music Young Artists Auditions, the International Kingsville Competition and the Waldo Mayo Award honoring New York's best young performer.
 
A native of New York City, Linda Wang has studied at the Juilliard School, the Colburn School and the University of Southern California. Awarded a Fulbright Scholarship, she pursued advanced studies at the famed Salzburg Mozarteum. Her principal teachers have been Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Alice Schoenfeld and Ruggiero Ricci.
 
A dedicated teacher herself, Linda Wang  is Associate Professor of Violin at the Lamont School of Music, and is currently on the Fulbright Specialists Roster for teaching at overseas institutions. As a master class clinician she has taught at universities, high schools and music schools throughout the US, Iceland and in Asia.
Linda Wang currently performs on a 1767 J.B. Guadagnini, and is a featured artist on CD's for Beauport Classical, MGS Productions and Albany Records. Additional information can be found on her website, www.lindawang.com