Chelsea Wang, a doctoral piano student at the Bienen School of Music, has been chosen as a member of the prestigious Ensemble Connect. The two-year fellowship program prepares extraordinary young professional classical musicians for careers that combine musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship, and leadership.
Ensemble Connect is a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute in partnership with the New York City Department of Education. Created in 2007, the program offers performance opportunities, intensive professional development, and the opportunity to partner with a New York City public school throughout the fellowship.
Praised by The New York Times as an “excellent young pianist,” Chelsea Wang has appeared as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America in venues including Washington DC’s Kennedy Center, New York’s Merkin Hall, Kimmel Center’s Perelman Hall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Columbia University’s Miller Theater, Rockefeller University, Buffalo Chamber Music Society, the Orford Music Festival, and more. She has performed extensively in Europe and Asia, appearing in venues such as Konzerthaus Berlin, Munich’s Allerheiligen-Hofkirche, Konzertsaal at Hochschule für Musik Carl Maria von Weber, Dresden Hochschule fur Musik, Auditori Teulada Moraira in Spain, Chamber Hall of Warsaw Philharmonic, Seoul Arts Center, and Taipei National Concert Hall.
Wang is a prizewinner and finalist of many national and international piano competitions including the Seoul International Piano competition, Washington International Piano Competition, New York International Piano Competition, Schubert Club Scholarship Competition, among others. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studied with Meng-Chieh Liu and Ignat Solzhenitsyn and was awarded the prestigious Sergei Rachmaninoff Award upon graduation. She received her Master of Music degree and Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody Conservatory under the tutelage of Leon Fleisher and Yong-Hi Moon. Wang is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Bienen School of Music with James Giles.