Born in Taiwan,Yu-Yin Wang, has performed as a solo recitalist and chamber musician in Taiwan, Germany, Czech and the United States. She was invited to perform at Carnegie Weill Recital Hall upon winning the 2013 American Protégé International Concerto Competition. She has also been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Franz Liszt Award by the University of Georgia. Other awards in 2012 include winning UGA Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition, First Prize of the International Asian Art Exchange Piano Competition, and the 38th Ruth Kern Young Artist Concerto Competition. Ms. Wang has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra (Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54) and the UGA Symphony Orchestra (Chopin Piano Concerto No. 1in E Minor, Op. 11).
Ms. Wang holds the Master Degree in Piano Performance from Cleveland Institute of Music with Professor Kathryn Brown. She is currently pursuing and nearing completion of a Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance, with a minor in piano pedagogy at the University of Georgia, where she studies with Dr. Evgeny Rivkin and Dr. Peter Jutras. Ms. Wang has also had the opportunity to work with extraordinary musicians such as Arthur Greene, Daniel Shapiro, Louis Nagel, TJ Lymenstull, and Marco Vicenzi.
As an active collaborative pianist, Ms. Wang has performed in numerous vocal and instrumental recitals, master classes, and competitions. She served as a staff accompanist for Misawur Cello Music Festival in 2010. Ms. Wang also accompanied University Chorus and Women’s Glee Club at the University of Georgia, and was an accompanist in Chinese Christian Churches in Cleveland (OH) and Athens (GA).
Ms. Wang has been on piano faculty at the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio since 2013. Prior to her UIW appointment, she was a full graduate teaching assistant at the University of Georgia and an instructor of UGA Community Music School and YAMAHA Music Academy. Ms. Wang’s teaching experience includes teaching college-level applied piano lessons, college piano classes for majors and non-majors, piano seminar, applied piano lessons of all ages and levels, and children’s group.
As an educator, Ms. Wang is a devoted teacher who has been actively involved with Music Teachers National Association State and Local Associations throughout her career. In November 2013, she appeared as one of the presenters at the GMTA State Conference. She continues to give lectures at local and state conferences.