Shuai Wang, piano
Born in Tianjin, China, Shuai Wang was welcomed with a full scholarship to the United States at age 14 to study piano at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan. Her studies continued with training at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she subsequently earned duel master’s degrees in piano performance and collaborative piano, as well as an artistic diploma in collaborative piano and a DMA in piano performance. Her teachers and mentors have included Paul Schenly, Daniel Shapiro, Joela Jones, Anita Pontremoli, Victoria Mushkatkol, and Yoshi Nagai.
Dr. Wang is recognized as an accomplished soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra, Canton Symphony Orchestra, Heights Chamber Symphony, Suburban Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Institute of Music Orchestra, Cleveland State University Orchestra, and the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Wang has performed extensively in major venues such as Lincoln Center, Merkin Hall, and Symphony Space in New York, the Kennedy Center and Phillips Collection in Washington D.C., the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series in Chicago, and the Gardner Museum in Boston. She tours regularly throughout China (Beijing, Harbin, Nanjing, Xiaman, Tianjin, Shanghai, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Hangzhou) and Europe (Budapest, Stuttgart, and Freiberg), and has been regularly featured in radio broadcasts throughout the country. She has served as a guest artist at the Idyllwild Arts Academy, Interlochen Arts Academy, New England Summer Camp, Butler University, Nanjing Normal University, Sichuan Conservatory of Music, Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Shanghai University and Tianjin Conservatory of Music.
Dr. Wang has also garnered recognition as a passionate chamber musician. As such, she has shared the stage with prominent artists including Caroline Goulding (Opus3 artist), Nitzan Haron (principal trombonist of the Philadelphia Orchestra), Nathan Olson (concertmaster of Dallas Symphony), Annie Fullard (first violinist of Cavani Quartet), Joela Jones (principal keyboardist of the Cleveland Orchestra) and Michelle Abraham (associate concertmaster of Tucson Symphony). As an orchestral pianist, she has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra (Ton Koopman), the Buffalo Philharmonic (JoAnn Falletta), the Columbus Symphony (Robert Moody), and the Canton Symphony (Gerhardt Zimmermann).
Dr. Wang is also a well-known advocate for contemporary music. In that capacity, she has collaborated with many well-known composers, including David Lang, Yehudi Wyner, Andrew Rindfleisch, Robert Paterson, Claude Baker, Margaret Brouwer, Victoria Bond, Keith Fitch, and Greg D’Alessio. She is also the founder and artistic director of the Ars Futura Ensemble, a mixed chamber ensemble of six players. Dr. Wang has been the recipient of the Rubinstein Memorial Award and the Milton Salkin Piano Award. She is currently a faculty member at Cleveland Institute of Music, Interlochen Arts Camp, and InterHarmony International Music Festival.