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Teaching Dates
Jul. 15 - 24
Teaching Languages
English, Chinese

As the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung Heidelberger described, “Shijun Wang is a fascinating, serious and sensitive musician”

As a solo pianist and orchestral soloist, Shijun Wang has performed in California, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona, Oklahoma, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Georgia, Utah, Texas, Michigan, Idaho, Connecticut, New Jersey, as well as Germany, France, Norway, Spain, Bulgaria, Israel, China, Mexico, South Korea, and Japan.


In his recent China tour, he gave master classes, lectures, and recitals in more than half of the major Chinese conservatories includes Shenyang Conservatory, Xi’an Conservatory, Sichuan Conservatory and Jilin College of Arts.


He was appointed as visiting professor of Xi’an Conservatory where he would give concerts and master classes for one month each summer. He also teaches at Puigcerda Music Festival in Spain, East/West International Piano Festival in South Korea, and Lancaster International Music Festival in Pennsylvania in the summer. Amidst the Covid-19 pandemic, when all music events were forced to shut down, Dr. Wang took the initiative to self-produce complete performances and tutorials of Chopin Etudes, sharing them for free on YouTube and other online platforms. His educational videos have garnered millions of views and have been instrumental in aiding both amateur and professional musicians.


His recent orchestral appearances include performances of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini" with the Lafayette Symphony, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra and the Evening Stars Orchestra, as well as performances with the Duxbury Music Festival Orchestra, Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Music Academy of the West Orchestra, and Tulsa Signature Symphony Orchestra.


Dr. Wang has received numerous national and international prizes for his piano performances, including the 65th Steinway Competition and the 8th Germany Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists. In 2008, he won fifth prize at the Hamamatsu Piano Academy in Japan, and in 2010, he won first prize and the audience prize in the Crescendo Piano Competition in the USA.


Professor Wang currently an Assistant Professor of Piano at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

He received his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School studied with Oxana Yablonskaya and Joseph Kalichstein. He also completed his Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Nelita True. His musical mentors have also included Thomas Schumacher, Dan-Wen Wei, Alfred Brendel, Emanuel Ax, and Richard Goode.

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