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Degree Recital: Jiazhi Wang, violin

with Bálint Zsoldos, piano

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Chinese native violinist Jiazhi Wang, has been playing violin since the age of four. Her father was her first teacher. In 2002, Jiazhi began her studies at the music school at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. She received a scholarship for violin studies every semester, and was ranked as the best violinist of her class at the Central Conservatory of Music matriculation auditions in 2008. Jiazhi entered the Bard College Conservatory of Music in 2008, where she is currently studying violin with Weigang Li and Shmuel Ashkenasi.  Her second major is Italian Studies. She has participated in numerous master classes and music festivals including the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, Taos Chamber Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival as a performing associate for Weigang Li. Her quartet at Bard has collaborated with Bill T. Jones Dance/Arnie Zane Dance Company. As an orchestra player, she has participated in Bowdoin Festival Orchestra as second violin section principal, Korean summer school orchestra as concertmaster under Maestro Nanse Gum, and as assistant concertmaster in New York String Orchestra Seminar under maestro Jaime Laredo in 2012. Jiazhi was a 3rd prize winner of China young artists competition in 2005, a winner of the Bard College Conservatory concerto competition in 2010 and semifinalist of the Sendai International Violin Competition in 2010, and she has performed as a soloist with China orchestra, the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra, and the American Symphony Orchestra.

For more information, call 845-758-7196, or e-mail conservatoryconcerts@bard.edu.

Location: Olin Hall