Violin Fellow

Yu Wang, MSO Violin Fellow presented by Wind Creek Hospitality

Yu Wang

Violinist Yu Wang, born in Chongqing, China, grew up in a musical family. At the age of three, she began studying violin with her father, and she studied with Mingen Zhou and Yang Song while attending the middle school of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (an elite music institution in China). She entered the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) with highest honors, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Yaoji Lin and Liang Chai. After coming to the United States to study with Grigory Kalinovsky, Yu earned her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and performer diploma at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Michigan State University, where she is a student and teaching assistant with Dmitri Berlinsky.

Ms. Wang has participated in master classes with renowned artists Pinchas Zukerman, Patinka Kopec, Kun Hu, Midori Goto, Elizabeth Wallfisch, Bin Huang and others. Previous summer engagements include the Shanghai International Music Festival, the Ehingen Summer Music Festival, the Heifetz International Music Institute, and the International Academy of Music in Italy. As an active soloist, chamber and orchestra player, she has played concerts throughout China and the United States. Yu has been a member of International Chamber Soloists and has great experiences in different kinds of chamber groups. Her chamber coaches include Menahem Pressler, Curtis Macomber, Phillip Kawin, Simin Ganatra, Jorja Fleezanis, Gerald Robbins, I- Fu Wang, and Yun Chen. She appeared as a principal violin in the Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, China Youth Symphony Orchestra and MSU Symphony Orchestra. Yu has won many awards in competition, including first prizes in the Shanghai Youth Artist Competition, the Eastern Youth Artists competition, the Indiana University’s Concerto Competition, and the Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition.