"Terrific pianist!" ~ Ruggiero Ricci
"Wang strokes and strikes the keyboard pristinely and with elegance."
~ Herald Times
Taiwanese pianist Liang-yu Wang has made numerous concert appearances throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Finland, South Africa, Ireland, China, and Taiwan. Actively engaged in concert appearances at national and international venues, Ms. Wang has performed in Morgan Library & Museum, Richard B. Fisher Center, Hudson Opera House, National Cultural Center in Taiwan, Shenzhen Concert Hall in China, Welgemeend Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, and also in several unconventional performance venues such as the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, NY. In the summer of 2016, Ms. Wang was featured as an artist in residence at Cité internationale des Arts in Paris, France.
Ms. Wang has been featured as guest artist at several reputable chamber music organizations, including The First Song Series at the Morgan Library & Museum, Lev Aronson Legacy Festival, Sonoran Chamber Music Series, Red Rocks Music Festival, Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival, Burlington Lunchtime Chamber Music Series, Resonant Bodies Festival at Banff Centre, and Downtown Chamber Series. Other festival appearances include Music Academy of the West, Banff Arts Centre, Schlern International Music Festival, and Académie Musicale Internationale "Barbara Krakauer”.
Ms. Wang’s recent career highlight includes serving as both the artistic coordinator and the featured artist of the WIU Beethoven Festival in Fall 2017, in which she performed Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano, and Beethoven's complete sonatas for violin and piano. Along with her active performing career, Ms. Wang has also been giving chamber music master classes in US, Ireland, China, and Taiwan. In December 2011, Ms. Wang and Thomas Landschoot released their debut CD “Balabille: Cello Sonatas by Debussy, Poulenc & Chopin” on ArchiMusic, which was nominated by the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan as “The Best Classical Music Album” of the year. Her newest recordings with violinist Katherine Wolfe on works by Stravinsky, Poulenc, Messiaen, Korngold, and with cellist Thomas Landschoot on Beethoven's complete works for cello and piano will both be published in the near future.
In addition to her expertise in classical chamber music repertoire, Ms. Wang is also an enthusiastic advocate of music by living composers. She has premiered several new music works for both piano solo and chamber music, and been frequently featured on WIU Mew Music Festival. The celebrated Belgian contemporary music composer Frank Nuyts wrote his 19th piano sonata for her. The sonata was completed in December 2015. Ms. Wang gave its world premiere in Paris in summer 2016, and recently recorded it for the Belgian label "HardScore".
Ms. Wang is currently on faculty at Western Illinois University School of Music after serving as Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano/String) at the Indiana University-Bloomington. She was also a recipient of the Collaborative Piano Fellowship from the Bard Conservatory of Music, where she worked closely with renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, the artistic director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard. Ms. Wang holds a bachelor degree in Sociology from Fu-Jen Catholic University, a performer diploma in Piano Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington, and received her M.M. and D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano from the Arizona State University. She was on staff with the Eastern Music Festival and the Banff Arts Centre in the past summers.