Mira Wang

Photo credit: Mat Hennek

 

A native of China, violinist Mira Wang studied with Roman Totenberg at Boston University, from which she graduated with distinction and the prestigious Kahn Award for outstanding musicians.

Wang is the recipient of numerous prizes at competitions worldwide, including the First Prize of the International Violin Competition in Geneva and the First Prize of the International Violin Competition in New Zealand. She has appeared with numerous orchestras in the United States, Europe and Asia, including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Singapore Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. As a chamber musician, she has performed at many international festivals, including the Marlboro Festival, Kuhmo Festival, and MDR Music Summer, as well as Les Museiques in Basel. She is a regular guest at the Moritzburg Festival, where she has also directed the Moritzburg Academy for Young Musicians since 2014. Since 2005, she has been the artistic director of the exclusive chamber music series Modelroom Musicales at the New York Yacht Club.

Among the highlights of Wang’s concert career are the world premieres of Chen Yi’s violin concerto Spring in Dresden with Iván Fischer and the Staatskapelle Dresden; John Harbison’s Double Concerto with cellist Jan Vogler and the Boston Symphony Orchestra; and Wolfgang Rihm’s Duo Concerto with Jan Vogler and the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. She has also enjoyed appearing as a guest soloist with the American Symphony Orchestra, performing such works as Witold Lutoslawski’s Chain 2 at Avery Fisher Hall.

The Berlin Classics label has released several CDs featuring Wang, such as the Violin Concerti by Saint-Saëns with the NDR Radio Philharmonic and Prokofiev with the German Radio Philharmonic Saarbrücken. Wang has also appeared on recordings for Sony Classical, including Tango! and Moritzburg Festival’s Mozart volumes, one of which won a 2006 Echo Klassik award.