Background

DMA, Eastman School of Music

A native of Penang, Malaysia, Sylvia Wang has presented solo and collaborative performances throughout the Americas, Europe, and the Far East. She has recorded for the Newport Classic label and Boston Records, and contemporary American music for Northeastern and CRI labels. 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 has also been a guest at the Chautauqua Institution, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the University of Western Australia in Perth. 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. In recognition of "distinction in the field", the Academy awarded her an honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. 

News

Tackling chamber music’s ‘naughty bits’ in the time of COVID-19

April 22, 2020

Two Bienen ensembles to compete in MTNA Finals

January 10, 2020

Bienen School Featured in WFMT Bach Keyboard Festival

October 8, 2015

Steinway selection: Bienen School faculty choose pianos for new music building

March 17, 2015

Bienen School Stars of Tomorrow Perform at Kennedy Center

April 18, 2014

Institute for New Music Pays Tribute to Ned Rorem

September 24, 2013

Free Musicale Will Launch Northwestern 2012-13 Music Season

September 27, 2012

Bienen Students to Perform as Part of Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association Piano Festival

May 11, 2012

Bienen School of Music to Hold Japan Benefit Concert

March 28, 2011

Students to hold music marathon

April 8, 2010

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Videos

Sylvia Wang plays Debussy

Sylvia Wang Faculty Recital Highlights