Mozart Matineen im Konzerthaus Dortmund Philharmonie für Westfalen

Sophie Wang

Sophie Wang

Thursday, 4 October 2018, 11.00 AM
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Sophie Wang, violin

Sophie Wang made her much praised debut in 2010 in the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden in which she performed at the age of ten Mendelssohn’s violin concerto with the orchestra of the Philharmonie. Since then she has appeared as a soloist and chamber music player in important concert halls in Europe and Asia as well as at international festivals. She has performed in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus Bregenz, Tonhalle Zuerich, Kurhaus Baden-Baden and the National Concert Hall Taipeh.

As a soloist she has played with famous orchestras like the Staatskapelle Weimar, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Zuercher Kammerorchester, Salzburger Chamber Soloists and the Russian Kammerphilharmonie St. Petersburg.

She has been a guest at festivals such as the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, Kronberg Academy Festival, Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the international Violinfestival Junger Meister and the Salzburg Kammermusikfestival. In 2016 Sophie Wang gave her debut as a scholarship holder at the chamber music festival “Spannungen” in Heimbach whose artistic director is the pianist Lars Vogt.

With the financial support of the Mozart Gesellschaft Dortmund the young violinist will bring out her debut CD on the ARS-Produktion label. Sophie Wang is supported in addition by the Internationalen Musikakademie Liechtenstein and CHIMEI Museum & Culture Foundation.

Sophie Wang won first prizes at the International Louis Spohr Competition in 2013, at the International Violin Competition Andres Postacchini in 2014 and at the International Paul Hindemith Competition in 2011.

Born in 1999 in Taiwan, Sophie Wang studied under Rainer Kussmaul, Igor Ozim and Boris Kuschnir. Since the summer semester 2018 she has been studying at Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin with Ning Feng.

She performs on a Lorenzo Storioni violin (Cremona 1780).