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Biography of Lillian Wang
Born in Taiwan and raised in the USA, Lillian Wang began her violin studies at the age of six. Under the tutelage of Jennifer Bellusci. Wang received full scholarships from the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University where she obtained her Bachelor (2001) and Master/Certificate in Performance (2005) Degrees respectively. While pursuing her degrees, she worked extensively with Charles Castleman, Ilya Kaler and Gerardo Ribeiro. Wang attended festivals such as The Quartet Program and Kent/Blossom under full scholarships. She has also played in masterclasses led by Cho Liang Lin, Robert Lipsett, William Preucil, Robert Chen, Oleh Krysa, and the Ying Quartet, among others.
Wang has led the YMF Debut Orchestra as concertmaster, the Chicago Civic Orchestra as Principal 2nd and is also a substitute with the Chicago Symphony, Chicagoland Pops, Elgin Symphony and Singapore Symphony Orchestras. Wang is currently first violinist with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), a position she held since 2006. Her teaching appointments include faculty at Northwestern University Music Academy (USA) and University College Sedaya International in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Besides her orchestra and teaching commitments, Wang has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician. Noteworthy performances include a live broadcast solo performance with the California Philharmonic (2002) for an audience of over 4000, solo performance with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra (2004), and chamber performances as part of the MPO Chamber Soloists (2009) in Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, Japan. Wang has also won numerous prizes including first prizes in VOCE, Taiwan Benevolent Association, SYMF, Palisades Symphony, Thavio and Northwestern University Concerto Competitions. She was also the recipient of the presigious Richard and Helen Thomas and Civic Orchestra/ Northwestern University Fellowships.
Wang recently won a position in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 2010, and will be joining her husband, violist Wee-Hsin Tan in Singapore. Their future includes many collaborations in solo, chamber, and orchestra performances, as well as pursuing their immense love and commossion of raising up the next generation of musician elites.