Yu Xi Wang
Core Studies I and II
Pianist Yu Xi Wang made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2002 as the winner of the Artist International Competition, and subsequently released her debut CD in China under JSCP. As an avid soloist and chamber musician, Yu Xi has performed in venues such as New York’s Alice Tully Hall, Jay Sharp Theatre of Lincoln Center, Beijing’s Forbidden City Concert Hall, Rock Hall Auditorium at Temple University, Zoellner Arts Center at Lehigh University, and Gore Recital Hall at University of Delaware. Her interest in performing in unconventional venues has led to her appearances in concert series held in churches, libraries, schools, and even patrons’ homes. Highlights include an all-Chopin recital at World Financial Center’s Winter Garden in 2010 (presented by Piano Culture for Chopin’s bicentennial celebration,) and a recent appearance at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center as part of 2013 Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) event.
As a faculty member of The Juilliard School, Yu Xi taught solfège at the pre-college division and Piano Topics at the college division. She was faculty at the Music Institute of Chicago for two years, teaching musicianship and piano for both community and academy programs. She has also taught piano at the Settlement Music School and Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia.
A native of Beijing, China, Yu Xi began playing the piano at the age of three and later studied at the Central Conservatory of Music. After moving to the United States, she studied at The Juilliard School under the tutelages of Herbert Stessin, Jerome Lowenthal, and Julian Martin, obtaining her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in piano performance. She joined the Curtis faculty in 2013.