East Meets West in Western Classical Music

May 13, 2021

Sylvia Wang, associate professor of piano, explores the fusion of East and West in Western classical music through stories and performances tracing her experience as a solo and collaborative pianist and educator.

A native of Penang, Malaysia, Sylvia Wang has presented solo and collaborative performances throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Far East. She has been the winner and finalist in various competitions, including the Royal Overseas League Festival in London, an AVANTI award leading to a debut in London's Purcell Room, the Yellow Springs Chamber Music Competition, and the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition. Recent activities include guest classes at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and Hong Kong Baptist University, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory in Singapore, guest judging at the University of Michigan and the Peabody Conservatory and a six-city concert tour of China. She acknowledges her debt to David Burge at the Eastman School of Music and Hamish Milne and Dennis Murdoch at the Royal Academy of Music, which she attended as an Associated Board scholar.

This event was presented by the Northwestern Alumni Association as part of Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month.

The views and opinions expressed by our speakers and participants do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Northwestern University or its affiliates.

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