NICOLE WANG
NICOLE WANG

     Nicole Wang was born in Chendu, China.  Unlike many other musicians, she was not born into a musical family.  Her Father was a scientist, and her Mother was a nurse.  At age six she won the First Prize of China National Piano Competition for Young Artist, and performed in the Concert Hall of Chendu Theatre where it was nationally broadcast live.  In that year, she won three other piano competitions and performed in various cities including Beijing, Chongjing, Chendu, etc.   The music critic of Sichuan News described her as a prodigy at the piano with brilliant facility, compelling musicality and a depth of emotion far beyond her years.
   

     In 1992 Ms. Wang immigrated to the United States and became a pupil of the distinguished Hungarian concert pianist, Bela Siki, who studied with legendary pianists Leo Weiner, Dinu Lipatti and Ernst von Dohnanyi.  From 1992 through 1996 her awards include First Prize in the Dorothy A. Anderson International Piano Competition, the Director’s Award for the Outstanding Performance of Scarlatti Sonatas, and four consecutive First Prize Awards in Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Piano Competition.  
   

     In 2002, Ms. Wang received her Bachelor’s Degree in Music from Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Professor Phillip Kawin.  Her awards include the Grand Prize of Chiang Wen-Yeh International Piano Competition, where she performed in the Kennedy Center, First Prize in the Greenwich Symphony Scholarship Competition, First Prize in the Warminster Symphony Competition, and First Prize in the Pottstown Symphony Competition.  
   

     In 2004, Ms. Wang graduated with a Master Degree in Music of Piano Performance from Temple University, where she studied with the distinguished pedagogue and concert artist, Alexander Fiorillo, who is one of the few pianists that studied with Vladimir Horowitz.  Awards include First Prize in the Hershey Symphony Competition, awards in the 22nd Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition & Festival, and First Prize in the Keystone State Piano Competition.  In 2004, she was invited to perform at the Radio Station of Philadelphia for the Peace Piano World Tour Convention sponsored by Jacob Music and Steinway and Sons.
   

     Nicole has appeared as the guest soloist with several orchestras in the east-coast, and has been appreciated by audience throughout United States. She maintains a very active performing schedule performing at various venues such as Temple University, Manhattan School of Music, Rydal Park, Logan Square, Spring House, Spring Field, Fort Washington Estate, Masonic Home, Meadow Wood, and Country House Club.  

COMPETITION AWARDS

2003, First Prize Winner of the Keystone State Piano Competition, Sponsored by the Jacobs Music and Steinway and Sons

2003, Winner of Hershey Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition  

2002, Alternate Winner of Concerto Competition at Temple University

2002,  Honorable Mention in the 22nd Bartok-Kabakevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition & Festival

2001,  Winner of the Pottstown Symphony Orchestra’s 32nd Annual Kathryn E. Macphail Young Artist Competition

2000, Winner of the Warminster Symphony Young Artist Competition

1998, First Prize Winner of Chiang Wen-Yeh International Piano Competition  held in Washington D.C.

1997, First Prize Winner of Greenwich Symphony Competition

1993-1996, for the four consecutive years, she was the Winner of the Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Piano Competition

1996, First Prize Winner of the Simon-Fiset  Piano Competition

1995, The Second Prize of the Simon –Fiset Piano Competition

1995, The First Place Winner of the Yamaha Washington Stat Piano Competition

1994, Winner of Solo and Concerto Division of the Eastside Music Festival in WA

1994, First Prize Winner of Eastside Chapter Scholarship Competition in WA

1994, First Prize Winner of the Dorothy A. Anderson International Piano Competition and as well as the Director’s Award for the                   Outstanding Performance of Scarlatti Sonatas

1994, First Prize Winner of MTNA Young Artist Competition in WA

1993, Alternat Winner of MTNA Young Artist Competition in WA

1992, Merits of Recongnition in the Seattle Young Artist Music Festival

1988, First Prize Winner of Beijing Piano Competition for Gifted Children in Beijing, China

1986, First Prize Winner of National Young Artist Piano Competition, China

1986. First Prize Winner of Young Artist Piano Competition of Three Provinces in China

1985, First Prize Winner of Chendu Young Artist Piano Competition in Chendu, China


EDUCATION

2004        Master of Music              Temple University 
                Piano Performance         Philadelphia, PA

2002        Bachelor of Music         Manhattan School of Music
                Piano Performance       New York, NY

1996        Pre-College            Seattle Conservatory
                                               Seattle, WA

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS

2005            International Keyboard Summer Festival
                    New York, NY

2002-2004        Scholarship Awards and Teachings Assistantship
                         Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

1997-2002        Scholarship Awards
                         Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY

1996-1997        Scholarship Awards
                         Preparatory Division of Manhattan School of Music
                         New York, NY

1996-1997        Full Scholarship Awards            
                         Preparatory Division of Mannes Music College, New York, NY

1995-1996        Full Scholarship Awards
                         Pre-College of Seattle Conservatory, Seattle, WA

1995            Full Scholarship Awards
                    Piano Workshop for 20 High School Students 
                    University of Texas, Austin, TA


GUEST SOLOIST WITH ORCHESTRA APPERANCE

Nov. 2004,  Guest-Soloist with Lower Merian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Eliot Levioff

May 2004,  Guest-Soloist with Hershey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sandra Deckow

Feb. 2002, Guest-Soloist with Pottstowne Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rosline Erwin

Dec. 2000, Guest-Soloist with Warminster Symphony Orchestra conducted by Joseph Liovachio


TEACHERS

2002-Present    Alexander Fiorillo,  Professor, Department of Keyboard Instructions, Temple University, Philadelphia PA 

1996-2002        Phillip Kawin, Professor, Department of Piano,
                         Manhattan School of Music, New York, NY
                                    
1992-1996        Bela  Siki, Chair, Department of Keyboard Studies, 
                         University of Washington, Seattle, WA 

 1985-1992        Han-Go Yang, Chair, Department of Piano, 
                          Sichuan Conservatory, Chendu, Sichuan 


PROFESSIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2004-2005  Individual Piano Lessons at Settlement Music School, PA

2002-2004  Individual Piano Lessons at Temple University, PA


RECOMMENDATIONS

Alexander Fiorillo      Professor, Piano Department        Temple University   
                                  Philadelphia, PA

Phillip Kawin        Professor, Piano Department        Manhattan School of Music                                   

                            New York, NY
        
Bela  Siki        Chair, Department of Piano         University of Washington, 
                       Seattle, WA

Joseph Liovachio     Director, Warminster Symphony Orchestra   
                                 Warminster, PA

1. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, OP. 58 Largo , cantabile
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2. Frederic Chopin (1810-1849) Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, OP. 58 Presto, non tanto
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3. Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Ausserst bewegt
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4. Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856) Kreisleriana, Op. 16 Sehr rasch. Etwas langsamer
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