Date: 31 May 2013 (Friday)
Venue: Recital Hall
Selected candidates for the masterclass:
- Daymi Cheung Wei Cheng(Violin), Keng Xin Tian (Violin), Choi Shi Wei (Viola) and Stephen Tseu Tze Jie (Cello): Borodin, Excerpts from String Quartet No. 2 (1st movement)
- Huan Po Ann (Violin), Liew Chea Yuen (Violin) and Wua Ming Shu (Piano) Moszkowski, Suite for Two Violins, Op. 71 (IV)
Joey Young: William Kroll, Banjo and Fiddle
Born in Michigan, Albert Wang made his solo debut with the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra at age 15, performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. Currently residing in Chicago, Wang holds degrees from Indiana University, University of Michigan and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the American Conservatory of Music.
The winner of numerous competitions including International Concerts Atlantique, Society of American Musicians, and the International French Music competitions, Wang is also a recipient of a Fulbright lecturing grant, the Leo Sowerby Medal and a Helmuth Fuchs career grant. He has performed and presented master classes in Canada, China, France, Indonesia, Mauritius, Mexico, Peru, Thailand and throughout the United States. He recently performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the 2012 Jakarta International Music Festival and presented master classes at the Jakarta School of Music. His performances have been recorded and broadcast on National Public Radio, Public Broadcasting Service and WFMT Chicago Fine Arts Station.
As the Music Director of the Baroque Masterplayers since 1994, Wang has performed virtually every major baroque violin concerto with the ensemble. He also champions new music, having performed concertos by Lou Harrison and Frank Martin, and has numerous world premieres to his credit. He made his Carnegie Hall recital debut in 1998 and has recorded on New World Records and with the Slavic Projection Ensemble. Future projects include performances of the complete Bach violin concertos with the Baroque Masterplayers, recitals in the Midwest, Brunei, and at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and solo appearances with the North Shore Chamber Arts Ensemble. This summer Wang will be presenting recitals and master classes at UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur and St. Scholastica’s College in Manila as well as performing as a soloist with the Manila Symphony Orchestra.
Dr. Wang serves frequently on the juries of music competitions and has published articles and reviews for numerous journals and magazines. His biography is listed in Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World. Formerly on the faculties of Roosevelt University and Wheaton College, Wang has been a member of the Lyric Opera of Chicago Orchestra since 1982.
A PADI certified Rescue Diver and AHA certified Emergency First Responder, Mr. Wang participates in a wide range of activities and is a volunteer for the American Red Cross and the United Way.