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Jiamin Wang

First Violin

DSO member since 2013

Jiamin Wang is one of the most talented violinists who has emerged rapidly in recent years from China. This past spring she was invited by world-renowned composer/conductor Tan Dun as a soloist to play his Water Passion with MDR Radio Choir. She was also asked to play his Hero Concerto for violin and orchestra with the National Orchestra of Madrid, Spain in 2010.

While still in school, Wang was the recipient of several scholarships and international awards. She won the “Youth Performance Award” in the 8th National Professional Violin Competition in Qingdao, 2006. In 2007, she won second prize in the Bucharest Romania International Violin Competition. In July 2009, she graduated with excellence from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Professor Xuan He, and was awarded a scholarship to continue post-graduate studies. In the same year, she also won the orchestra fellow audition of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.

During her studies, she was the concertmaster of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s Youth Symphony Orchestra. After finishing her master’s degree, Wang entered Bard College Conservatory of Music, studying with Weigang Li. She also had masterclasses with Shmuel Ashkenasi and Ani Kavafian at Bard.

Wang started learning the violin with her mother at the age of 6. As a soloist, she has performed with the Singapore Festival Orchestra, the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also very active in chamber and contemporary music. Since 2010, she has performed more than 100 concerts in Tan Dun's Water Heavens in Shanghai as the first violin in the string quartet.