“Steinway - every step of the way.”
Born in Hainan, China, Canadian pianist Qiao Wang made her debut at the Beijing Concert Hall at the age of nine. Starting from this most renowned and prestigious music hall in Beijing, she not only became Professor Yuan Ling’s student at the Central Conservatory of Music but also dedicated 10 years in piano performing and graduated in 2008 with outstanding achievements. As a recipient of full scholarship, Wang completed her bachelor’s degree and artist diploma within 6 years at the Vancouver Academy of Music under the direction of Professor Lee Kum Sing. She received her master’s degree at the UBC School of Music on full scholarship. She was honored as “The Most Outstanding Student” each year and the only representative student invited to perform at the UBC Chan Centre.
Wang has been a top prizewinner at numerous national and international piano competitions: the golden prize at the Hong Kong International Piano Open Competition as well as first prizes at the Hai Nan Music Festival, Key Meek Competition, Qinghai Cup Piano Competition and Gulangyu International Piano Competition. She has performed Mozart piano concertos with the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra and the Stradivari Ensemble Orchestra, she has also been invited by the VAMSO to be the solo pianist at the Orpheum Theatre and by the UBC Choral Union to perform at UBC Chan Centre.
Wang has built a strong reputation of excellence as performer and as an educator. Her students have received musical awards and tributes at piano competitions including the Canadian Music Competition, Steinway Piano Competition, United States International Competition, Little Mozart, Crescendo Piano Competition. She routinely provides ample performance opportunities for her students and has organized recitals for her students and their families at Carnegie Hall and during other special occasions. Her students have been invited as guest performers alongside artists including pop singer Sun Nan, as well as Richard Clayderman, Yundi Lee and Huo Zun.
In 2019, three of her students were awarded the Canadian Young Artist’s Standards of Excellence Award. The same year, Wang was granted the CMC-BC Winner’s Teacher Award. Wang ’s school, QW Piano Academy (2020), was recently named a “Steinway Select Studio.”
Qiao Wang is a Young Steinway Artist