August 1 - 10
Acclaimed by the press as a “superbly talented pianist” who plays with “prodigious technique and eloquent phrasing”, Steinway Artist Tianshu Wang has graced concert stages in the United States, China, Denmark, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, Korea and Taiwan. Winner of many competitions including a national first prize, she is active in both solo and collaborative concerts and has performed with major orchestras in China and the United States. She has performed in Carnegie Hall and appeared live on CCTV as a soloist. An advocate in new music, she has premiered a number of piano compositions. Respected as a distinguished artist and teacher in her native China, Tianshu Wang was featured in a cover story of the country’s most prestigious piano magazine, Piano Artistry.
Dr. Wang is currently Professor and Head of the Keyboard Area at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music in Columbus, Ohio. She received the Praestantia Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2011, the highest honor given to a faculty member at the university. Most recently, she was recognized as the 2017 Faculty Scholarship Award recipient. She has been featured in a cover story of the Capital Magazine, “Crossing the Musical Boarders”. Prior to Capital, she served on the piano faculty of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. From 2002 to 2016, she has been the Dean of Piano School at Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China.
Dr. Wang holds degrees from the University of Arizona (M.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance) and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (B.M. in Piano Performance). Her teachers include Zhu Yafen, who also taught Lang Lang, and Nicholas Zumbro, a student of the legendary Rosina Lhévienne.
Dr. Wang has given lectures and masterclasses at many prestigious music schools and in 2016, she presented at the national conference of Music Teacher’s National Association with a topic “One Road to Success: Understanding Motivation and Work Ethic in Asian Culture”, and was an artist faculty member of the Cleveland International Music Festival. She also chaired the judging panel at the 2016 China-Korea International Music Competition in Wonju, Korea.
Tianshu Wang’s biography appears in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in China. The CD set “Encyclopedia of Chinese Classical Piano Music” in which she is featured as a major performer, has been a best seller in China; chamber music CDs were published by Albany, Mark Records, and Liaoning Record Company. Her solo album entitled “Piano in China” that was released on the Albany label was featured on the cover of Fanfare magazine (March/April issue of 2012) with an extensive interview article and some enthusiastic reviews. The most recent CD publications include “Journey to North America - Trio Bella Voce” by Liaoning Music Press, “Liu Dunnan’s Four Folk Pieces” by Shanghai Music Press, and “Sonatas for Violin and Piano by R. Strauss and Schnittike” on the Sheva label in Italy.