Biography: Gregory Wang, Pianist

Gregory Wang

At the age of 16, pianist Gregory Wang was reviewed in the Columbia Free Times as achieving “only the highest marks for accuracy, musicality, command, technique, and sensitivity.”  Since then he has had continued success in international competition.

At the 2011 International Russian Music Competition, Gregory received second prize as well as a full scholarship for study in Vienna the following summer.  He is also a 2013 winner of the Music Teachers National Association Steinway & Sons Young Artist Competition.  Other successes include the Beethoven Club of Memphis’ International Beethoven Competition as well as the Southeastern Piano Festival’s Arthur Fraser Concerto Competition, and the latter resulted in two performances with the South Carolina Philharmonic.

His range of repertoire and interests spans several centuries.  In 2013 he represented the Oberlin Conservatory at the Kennedy Center, playing original transcriptions from Stravinsky’s Petrouchka.  A few months later, a star-crossed affair with historical performance culminated in a debut at harpsichord during the Montecito International Music Festival.  Most recently he played a solo recital in Cleveland’s Severance Hall that included the works of his favorite composer, Maurice Ravel, as well as pieces by Argentinian composer Alberto Ginastera.

Gregory holds a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin under Peter Takács.  He is currently a student of Jean-Louis Haguenauer at Indiana University, where he is an associate instructor in music theory.