Xiaohan Wang

Xiaohan Wang is a leading figure in the classical music world in China and abroad. He is Artistic Director of the Arthur Rubinstein International Youth Piano Competition, Singapore International Piano Competition and Tianjin Juilliard Piano Festival. He is head of piano at the Tianjin Juilliard School pre-college and professor of chamber music for the post-graduate program, and distinguished professor at the China Conservatory of Music, Beijing.

Xiaohan has performed throughout Germany, France, UK, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, USA, Canada, Israel, Japan and South Korea, as well as at several international music festivals including the Ravinia Festival, USA, the Beethoven Festival, Germany, the Arthur Rubinstein Festival, Israel, the Hundred Pianists in the 20th Century Concert Series in Tokyo and the Concert for the 22nd Anniversary of Sino–ROK Diplomatic Relation in Seoul. He has collaborated and performed with cellist Misha Maisky, the Jerusalem Quartet and the Takács Quartet. His compositions A Lost Diary, Scene of the Chinese Village (recorded by Chinese violinist Ning Feng), and The Inspiration of Painting (the compulsory piece for the 2007 Beethoven International Piano Competition) were awarded prizes in China. He has also conducted several renowned orchestras, including the Israel Symphony.

He is frequently invited to give masterclasses and lectures at institutions including the Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has served on the jury of various music competitions. A dedicated pedagogue, he is devoted to cultivating brilliant young pianists.

Xiaohan has recorded several CDs, including Beethoven’s Second Piano Concerto with the Köln Chamber Orchestra and a live performance of Bach’s Goldberg Variations. In addition, he was the cover star of the French journal Chopin.