Young Chinese concert pianist Yaoying Wang (Yingying) has performed in major venues including the Purcell Room South Bank Centre, The Steinway Hall, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-fields, St John’s Smith Square, St James’s Piccadilly, the Dukes Hall, David Jones Recital Hall, Marlow Piano Society, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Liaoning Grand Theatre, the Blackheath Hall and Polish Hearth Club. She has also played piano concertos with several Orchestras across Europe and Asia and won top prizes including the Asian TOYAMA Cup Piano Competition and the Yamaha Piano Competition in China. She has recently been awarded the “2017 U.K. Ten Outstanding Chinese Young Person” Award by Big Ben Award, UK; the First prize winner at the 2017 Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition with her duo partner, violinist Elena Abad. Finalist in the 2016 John Longmire Piano Competition and the Alfred Kitchen Piano Competition, semi-finalist of the 2016 TL Soloist Competition. She is supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, the Alfred Kitchen Scholarship, Trinity Laban Award Scholar and Trinity College London Scholar Award.
She has Participated in many international music festivals, such as London Master Class; Music Fest Perugia and Beijing international music festival; had masterclasses with famous musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Christopher Elton, Ilana Vered, Hamish Milne, Norma Fisher, John Perry, Pascal Roge, Pavel Nersessian, Pascal Nemirovsky, Ian Fountain, Jerome Rose, Olivier Gardon and many others.
Apart from solo, Yaoying is also a very experienced chamber music performer with a wide range of repertoire. She was a member of several chamber groups including Piano duo, Trio, quartet and four hands. Her chamber groups were appeared in many concert venues such as King’s Place, St Martin-in-the-Fields, and the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.
Yaoying gave her first pubic performance aged seven. She studied with Prof. DanWen Wei, one of the few students of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz. In 2004, she entered the Shenyang Conservatory of Music’s pre-college with the highest mark in the audition for admission.
After being accepted by several world-class conservatories and receiving multiple scholarships. Yaoying decided to study in London in 2009, in 2013 she received Bachelor of Music degree with honours from the Royal Academy of Music and Master of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in 2015, studying with leading English pianist Colin Stone and international concert pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
Currently She just finished her Postgraduate Artist Diploma at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire with a distinction, studying with famous piano professor, Deniz Gelenbe and the head of the keyboard department, Peter Tuite. She is also studying the Harpsichord with leading British harpsichordist, Steven Devine.