“The Steinway is the best instrument in the world, and I often believe that it can play by itself. It adds to the performance and is art itself.”
Pianist Xiayin Wang is an artist of keen musicality and sweeping virtuosity, and was praised by The New York Times for her “estimable grasp of pianistic color and her ability to maintain and illuminate a strand of melody within the thickest of textures." An exclusive Steinway Artist, Ms.Wang has released numerous celebrated recordings and has performed throughout the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, to music centers in South America, Europe, and Asia. As Musical America put it: “She can be at one moment sensual and the next rhythmically driving…with such assuredness, such delicacy, that one forgets the difficulties inherent in the performance, and is left breathless in musical awe.”
Ms. Wang’s discography has received international acclaim, with her recent Chandos recording of Tchaikovsky and Scriabin piano concerti being hailed as “terrific” ( Gramophone ) and “the model of refinement” ( The Herald ). Her recordings of Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the BBC Philharmonic and Music Director Juanjo Mena were commended by Gramophone as “jaw-droppingly impressive,” and were singled out by The New Yorker ’s Alex Ross. Ms. Wang’s 2018 release of a lesser-known collection of works by Granados on Chandos was praised by the BBC Music Magazine as catching “the spirit of youthful Spanish ardour.”
Ms. Wang has performed with the Baltimore, Houston, and Pittsburgh Symphonies, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma. She has appeared in recital in New York at Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Vienna at Mozartsaal, as well as in France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and her native China.
Xiayin Wang has been a Steinway Artist since 2009.