Guang Wang

Artist Affiliate: Cello Instructor

Cello, Vega String Quartet

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Guang Wang, a founding member of the Vega String Quartet, began his cello studies in Shenyang, China at the age of eight. In 1994, he graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music to join the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra as the youngest Assistant Principal Cellist. Mr. Wang worked with Michael Tilson Thomas, Christopher Eschenbach and other world leading conductors and played over 200 concerts throughout Asia before he moved to the United States.

After moving to the United States, he studied cello with Joanne Perron at Harid Conservatory, Florida; Laszlo Varga in Houston, TX; and David Geber at the Manhattan School of Music, New York City. As a chamber musician, Mr. Wang has worked with Isaac Stern, Isidore Cohen, members of the Amadeus, Cleveland, Emerson, Juilliard, Takács quartet, and many others.

Mr. Wang has toured extensively throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He has performed in the world's major concert halls in Paris, London, Vancouver, Brussels, New York, Mexico City, Shanghai, Seoul and Tokyo. His performance has been heard on many of the nation's prominent classical radio broadcasts, including NPR's Performance Today (USA), the National Radio of China, Shanghai TV, Radio France, and France Musiques. He has collaborated with some of the world's finest musicians including William Preucil, Sarah Chang, Richard Stoltzman, Robert McDuffie and Eliot Fisk.

With his quartet, they won top prizes of many national and international chamber music competitions. They also participated in the most respected European Master-Class with the members of Amadeus String Quartet at Royal Academy of Music in London, UK, and selected to participate in Issac Stern's Chamber Music Workshop at Carnegie Hall, New york City. Mr. Wang has performed in numerous important festivals and concert series, including the Aspen Music Festival, New York's Mostly Mozart, Brevard, Highlands-Cashiers, SummerFest La Jolla, Musicorda, Rockport, San Miquel de Allende (Mexico) among others.

Currently, Mr. Wang and his quartet are Artist-in-Residence at Emory University, Atlanta. He continues to perform as a soloist and chamber musician, also focusing on his activities as a teacher for fine young cellists and young chamber groups. In his free time, he regularly cooks dinner, goes to the gym, and runs with his dog Coco.