Serena Wang

Serena Wang
Born in 2004, Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of four. In 2010, at age five, she became the youngest prizewinner of the Bach Piano Competition at Berkeley University...

Biography

Born in 2004, Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of four. In 2010, at age five, she became the youngest prizewinner of the Bach Piano Competition at Berkeley University, and also, as the youngest competitor, the first prizewinner of the Northern California China Music Teacher Institute Piano Com petition. The same year, Serena Wang won the gold medal of the Child Group of the 2nd State Juvenile Piano Competition at Gulangyu, Xiamen, China. With the recommendation of Mr. Xu Pei Dong, chairman of Chinese Musicians Asso ciation, she started her piano study under the famous piano pedagogue professor Dan Zhao Yi.

In 2011, she was invited to play at Child Spring Festival Gala held by Chengdu TV, and attended the ‘Childhood on the Piano black and white Serena Wang Keys’ theme concerts held in Chongqing and Hangzhou, which was well received by the audience. She also attended the ‘World Champion’s Piano Educator – Dan Zhao Yi’ series tour concerts, and per formed a piano concerto with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra at the National Grand Theater during the 3rd Beijing International Piano Festival. In 2012, Serena Wang played Kaba­levsky’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Qing Dao Symphony Orchestra at the People’s Conference Hall of Qing Dao. The same year, together with professor Dan Zhao Yi, she was introduced to the piano master class of the Jerusalem Music Center and was coached by Arie Vadi, Murray Perahia, Steven Kovacevich, Michal Tal and Yaron Rosenthal. Serena impressed teachers, fellow students and the audience at the gala concert of the master class. Dan’s piano teaching method was also very highly spoken of at the master class and his on­spot teaching Israeli piano students impressed both teachers and pianists present.

In 2013, Serena Wang played Beet­hoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Sichuan Music Conservatory Orchestra directed by Zhu Qi Yuan and again the same concerto at the Beijing University Millennium Auditorium and at the Qinghua University New Concert Hall, all with China Philharmonic Orchestra under maestro Yang Yang. All perfor­mances garnered standing ovation. The same year Serena Wang played with the Mexi can Youth Symphony Orchestra in Mexico and, back in China, she played the Beethoven Concerto No.1 with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra directed by Yu Long in the Guangzhou Xinghai concert hall. A week later, under the on­spot direction of her teacher professor Dan Zhao Yi, she made her debut re­cording for international release with Channel Classics. During the recording, the Dutch National Radio and National TV all came to interview her and reported her recording. All visitors to the recording session were amazed and impressed by her extraordinary music talents and the way she communicates through music and with people. Talent, no matter how big it is, needs careful cultivation. What Serena Wang achieved till now definitely benefits from her teacher professor Dan’s methodic, intensive, strict and effective instruction. Serena Wang is just so lucky to have a wonderful teacher who really knows how to cultivate and develop her music talent.

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Tours

             
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  • Artist
  • Venue
  • Country
  • Town
  • Other Performers
  • 14 Nov 2014
  • Serena Wang
  • tba
  • China
  • tba
  • China Philharmonic Orchestra, Yang Yang
  • 28 Jan 2015
  • Serena Wang
  • Konzerttheater Bern
  • Switzerland
  • Bern
  • Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Yu Long
  • 29 Jan 2015
  • Serena Wang
  • Theater St. Gallen
  • Switzerland
  • St. Gallen
  • Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra, Yu Long