Linda Wang playing the violin

Linda Wang

Professor

  • Faculty
  • College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Lamont School of Music

What I do

Professor of Violin, String Chair

Professional Biography

Linda Wang has been praised by critics for her “world-class artistry,” “masterful technique” and “singing jubilant tone”

Since her debut with Zubin Mehta and the New York Philharmonic at the age of nine, Linda Wang has performed concerti with over seventy-five orchestras and maintains a worldwide presence as a performer and educator. She has collaborated with such conductors as Sir Georg Solti and the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra, Jorge Mester and the Pasadena Symphony, JoAnn Falletta and the Virginia Symphony; and in the US concerto performances include the Wisconsin, Boston Classical and Missouri Chamber Orchestras; the Corpus Christi, Great Falls, Cedar Rapids, West Virginia Symphonies. Internationally she has been soloist with the Robert Schumann Philharmony in Germany, Paris Sinfonietta, Salzburg Chamber Orchestra and Southern Bohemian Orchestra with whom she toured the Czech Republic. In Asia, engagements include Taipei Philharmonia Musical, China’s Harbin Symphony Orchestra and the Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra.

Linda Wang has performed in such venues as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage and the Berlin Schauspielhaus. In recital she has performed forty two states and domestic and international audiences have seen Linda Wang's televised performances on PBS, Arts and Entertainment, Germany's ZDF and Japan's NHK, while live radio broadcasts include NPR's Performance Today, WQXR (New York City), WFMT (Chicago), KUSC and KMozart (Los Angeles), MDR (Germany), Leipzig Rundfunk and Deutschland Radio, Berlin.

A native of New York City, Linda Wang has studied at The Juilliard School, Colburn School and University of Southern California. Awarded a Fulbright Grant, she pursued advanced studies at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Her principal teachers have been Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang, Alice Schoenfeld and Ruggiero Ricci.

A dedicated teacher, Linda Wang is String Chair and Professor of Violin at the Lamont School of Music. Her reputation as an exceptional performer and teacher garners her frequent invitations to be faculty artist at music festivals and present master classes at distinguished music institutions nationally and internationally. Her students have been young artist winners and soloists with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra; Denver, Boulder and Lynn Philharmonics to name a few, participating in such major international competitions as the International Elmar Oliviera Violin Competition, Young Concert Artists and International Isaac Stern Violin Competition in Shanghai. Students from her studio have been accepted to such institutions as the Juilliard School, Yale, Cleveland Institute of Music, New England Conservatory, University of Michigan, Indiana-Jacobs, Cornell, Peabody, Manhattan, Eastman, London’s Guild Hall, Royal Academy and Vienna Hochschule fur Musik.

Linda Wang currently performs on a 1767 J.B. Guadagnini and has recorded seven solo albums. Additional information can be found on her website, www.lindawang.com.



Degree(s)

  • BM, Violin Performance, University of Southern California
  • MM, Violin Performance, University of Southern California, 1997
  • Certificate, Violin Performance, University of Southern California, 1996
  • Other, Violin Performance, Salzburg Mozarteum, 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • American String Teachers Association
  • Pi Kappa Lambda
  • National Federation of Music Clubs
  • Chamber Music America

Featured Publications

Wang, L. (2019). Fantasies for Violin and Piano. (L. Wang, Ed.). MGS Productions.
Wang, L. (2015). The French Collection. (L. Wang, Ed.). Equilibrium.
Wang, L. (Ed.). (2015). Mendelssohn and Corigliano Sonatas for Violin and Piano with pianist David Allen Wehr. Equilibrium.
Wang, L. (2013). Linda Wang, Solo; Works for solo violin by Ysaye, Reger, Kreisler, Bach and Pizaolla, . Centaur Records .
Wang, L. (2012). Works for violin and piano by Asian composers . Equilibrium Records.

Awards

  • University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award, University of Denver
  • Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State (ECA), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)