Sophie Wang has been shining on international musical scenes since making her debut in Festspielhaus Baden-Baden at the age of ten. Born in 1999 in Taiwan, she received her first violin lesson at the age of five. She studied under Rainer Kussmaul, Igor Ozim und Boris Kuschnir. Currently, she studies in Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Ning Feng.

 

Her recent engagements include Bach Double Concerto with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) and chamber music with Alexander Rudin in the National Concert Hall Taipei as well as her solo debut in Shenzhen Concert Hall. In the upcoming season, she will give her debut with CHAARTS Chamber Artists in Konzerthaus Dortmund. Besides, her first CD album with the german label ARS will be released in 2019.

She has appeared in various concert halls such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Kurhaus Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus Bregenz, Tonhalle Zurich, Stadthaus Winterthur, Shenzhen Concert Hall and  National Concert Hall Taipei. 

As a soloist, she performs regulary with the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, Staatskapelle Weimar, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Philharmonie Jena, Deutsche Spohr  Philharmonie, National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan (NSO), Südwestdeutsche Kammerphilharmonie Pforzheim, Zürcher Kammerorchester, Mitteldeutsche Kammerphilharmonie, Salzburg Chamber Soloists, Russische Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg, Philharmonischen Solisten Stuttgart, Junges Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Junges Sinfonieorchester Wetzlar and Loh-Orchester Sondershausen. Her chamber music partners include Jana Bouskova, Florian Donderer, Elisabeth Kufferath, Gustav Rivinius, Alexander Rudin, Edicson Ruiz, Gabriel Schwabe and Antje Weithaas.

Sophie Wang is regularly invited to music festivals such as Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, Klassikfestival AMMERSEErenade, Internationaler Violinfestival Junger Meister, Salzburger Kammermusikfestival and Langenargener Schlosskonzerte. In 2016, Sophie Wang made her Debut at SPANNUNGEN Heimbach Chamber Music Festival, which is artistically directed by Lars Vogt. 

Sophie Wang gained international attention since she won the first prize of International Louis Spohr Violin Competition Weimar (2013). She has also been awarded first prize at International Violin Competition Andrea Postacchini Fermo (2014), first prize at International Paul Hindemith Violin Competition Berlin (2011) and first prize at International Wolfgang Marschner Competition Freiburg (2010). Furthermore, she is winner of CHIMEI Museum & Culture Foundation Arts Award 2016 und 2017, Youth Classics Award Zürich (2012), Carl-Flesch Prize Baden-Baden (2011), Ruth-Flesch Gedächtnispreis Baden-Baden (2009). 

The film „The Island of 1000 Violins“ (ARTE 2014) tells the story of her musical life and journey.

Since 2018, Sophie Wang is supported by Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund, associated with the Prize of Artur und Lieselotte Dumcke Stiftung.

Futhermore, she is supported by Internationalen Musikakademie Liechtenstein and CHIMEI Museum & Culture Foundation. 

She performs on a Lorenzo Storioni violin (Cremona 1780) on a generous loan from CHIMEI Foundation. 

(March 2018)

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