Weixiong Wang - Clarinet
Born in China, 23-year-old clarinetist Wiexiong Wang is a member of the Albany Symphony Orchestra and is the winner of several international competitions, including first prize in the 2010 Fifth Audi-Mozart Woodwind Competition in Italy, and the 2011 International Crescendo Award in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mr. Wang's 2014 season engagements Include concerto in Lincoln Center with The Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of Karina Canellakis (assistant conductor of Dallas Symphony) and solo recital at Beijing Central Conservatory Music Hall. Mr. Wang performed the Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Bolzano Orchestra in 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 States Army Band Young Artist Competition, Mr. Wang performed the Weber Clarinet Concerto No. 2 with the band in Avery Fisher Hall and was awarded the Young Artist Medal by the United States Army General.
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 Hong Kong International Woodwind Competition. Mr. Wang is also a recording engineer, and he has worked closely with musicians under the management of CAMI, IMG, and YCA.
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 graduate school studio of Charles Neidich. He is a full scholarship recipient at The Juilliard School and receives the Bel Jelin Memorial Fund Scholarship, Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship, and the Martin E. Segal Scholarship.