B i o g r a p h y
Born in China, 23-year-old clarinetist WEIXIONG WANG is a member at the Albany Symphony Orchestra and the winner of several international competitions, including First Prize in the 2010 AudiMozart Woodwind Competition, Bolzano, Italy, 2014 Juilliard Concerto Competition and the 2011 International Crescendo Award in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Soloist engagements soon followed.
Mr. Wang performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Orchestra Haydn in Bolzano, Italy, and he toured as a soloist with the Salzburg Youth Orchestra across Italy presented by the World Mozart Association. He appeared as soloist with the Tulsa Signature Symphony in 2012. After winning First Prize at the United State Army Band Young Artist Competition, Mr. Wang performed the Weber 2nd Clarinet Concerto with the band in Avery Fisher Hall
and was awarded the Young Artist Medal by the United State Army General. As First Prize winner of the New York Lawyer's Orchestra Young Artist Competition, he performed the Weber 1st Clarinet Concerto under the baton of David Bernard at Fordham University. In 2005, Mr. Wang won his first award in United States at the 2005 Friday Woodmere Woodwind Competition, and his recording of the winner’s recital was broadcast live on Classical Music Radio WQXR-New York. He also won the Juilliard Pre-College Woodwind Competition in 2005.
Weixiong Wang received his first honor at the age of 10, becoming the youngest prize-winner at the Second China International Clarinet Competition. Two years later, he was awarded second prize at the 2003 Hong Kong International Woodwind Competition. Mr. Wang was featured in a 2007 New York Times interview about the increase of Chinese musicians in the west. Besides being a performing artist, Weixiong is also a recording engineer and music producer, he has worked closely with artists under YCA, CAG and Opus3. Weixiong founded his production company at 2010, and he is also the official listed engineer at Klavierhaus, New york.
Mr. Wang began his studies at Juilliard in the Pre-College Division in 2005 with Richard Shillea and Alan Kay, and is currently in the studio of Charles Neidich. He is a full scholarship recipient at The Juilliard School.