Praised by the New York Times as an “excellent young pianist”, Chelsea Wang has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician in venues including Kennedy Center, Merkin Hall, Kimmel Center’s Perelman Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Orford Music Festival, Dame Myra Hess Series, Konzerthaus Berlin, Munich’s Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, Konzertsaal at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden Hochschule fur Musik, Auditori Teulada Moraira, Chamber Hall of Warsaw Philharmonic, Seoul Arts Center, Taipei National Concert Hall, and Kaohsiung Weiwuying Concert Hall. She is a prizewinner and finalist of piano competitions including the Seoul International, Washington International, New York International, and Schubert Club Scholarship Competitions.
Ms. Wang made her orchestral debut at the age of six and has performed with many orchestras since, including the Fort Worth Symphony, Des Moines Symphony, and musicians from the Metropolitan Opera. Her festival appearances include the Music@Menlo Chamber Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, Bravo!Vail, Music Academy of the West, Fontainebleau, Music from Angel Fire, Banff, and Amalfi Coast.
Chelsea has collaborated alongside Ida Kavafian, Ani Kavafian, Steven Tenenbom, Peter Wiley, Roberto Diaz, Jose Franch-Ballester, Ayana Kozasa, Dmitri Murrath, Yu-Chief Tseng, and others. Ms. Wang has made radio appearances on “What Makes It Great” with host Rob Kapilow, NPR’s “From the Top”, programs on New York’s WQXR, Philadelphia’s WHYY, Chicago’s WFMT, among others.
A native of West Des Moines, Iowa, Ms. Wang is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Ignat Solzhenitsyn and Meng-Chieh Liu, and was awarded the prestigious Sergei Rachmaninoff Award upon graduation. She received her Master of Music degree and Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory as one of the last students of Leon Fleisher. Ms. Wang is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music with James Giles. Her additional mentors include Yong-Hi Moon, Ksenia Nosikova, and Chiu-Ling Lin.