Violinist Xiao Wang, First Prize Winner in the 2012 Joseph Szigeti International Violin Competition, has toured with the Kodály Philharmonic Orchestra in Hungary, performed with Maestro David Gilbert at Carnegie Hall in New York, soloed with the Akademisches Orchester at the Gewandhaus Leipzig in Germany and performed under the baton of Maestro András Ligeti in Hungary's Béla Bartók National Concert Hall.
Xiao's resume also includes First Prize wins at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Young Artists Competition, the Heida Hermanns International String Competition, the Waldo Mayo Memorial Violin Competition and the Eisenberg-Fried Concerto Competition.
He began playing the violin at the age of five and by age ten, he was accepted to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Professor Wei-Dong Tong, and then by the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Joseph Silverstein. He has played in master classes for Claude Frank, Midori, Cho-Liang Lin, Arnold Steinhardt and Pamela Frank.
Xiao has soloed at the Budapest Spring Festival, the Texas Music Festival, played live on Houston Public Radio's Front Row and has collaborated with Phillip Entremont, the American String Quartet, members of the Mendelssohn String Quartet and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Xiao is currently on full scholarship at Manhattan School of Music where he studies with Lucie Robert.
Stay Thirsty Magazine is very pleased to name Xiao Wang our Spotlight Artist for Winter 2015. He is definitely a talent to keep note of.