Director of Keyboard Studies, Supplementary Piano
Pianist Yu Xi Wang’s performances, many centered on her interest in unconventional venues, have taken her to numerous cities in the United States and her native China. Highlights include an all-Chopin recital, presented by Piano Culture for the composer’s bicentennial celebration, at the World Financial Center’s Winter Garden in 2010, and an appearance at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts as part of the 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). Most recently, she appeared in two recitals at the Kislak Center, an intimate venue within the University of Pennsylvania’s Van Pelt Library.
Dr. Wang made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 as the winner of the Artist International Competition, and released her debut CD in China the following year. She is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance under the tutelage of Herbert Stessin, Jerome Lowenthal, and Julian Martin. She has served on the faculty of the Juilliard School, the Music Institute of Chicago, Settlement Music School, Saint Joseph’s University, and Philadelphia International Music Festival; and is currently a teaching affiliate at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Wang joined the Curtis faculty in 2013.