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Born1999
CountryTaiwan
Homepagewww.sophiewang.de
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2017/2018

Violin
25. Sep - 30. Sep 2017

Scholar

Sophie Wang

Born in Taiwan in 1999, Sophie Wang began her musical career at the age of five. In 2008, the family moved to Germany, where they first took violin lessons from Ariane Mathäus at the Pflüger Foundation in Freiburg. She studied with Rainer Kussmaul in Freiburg and continued her studies with Igor Ozim, Boris Kuschnir, Nora Chastain and Pierre Amoyal. She currently lives in Berlin and studies with Ning Feng at the Hanns Eisler University of Music in Berlin. 

Sophie received a scholarship from the International Music Academy in Liechtenstein and took part in the academy's intensive music weeks and activities.

The young violinist gained international attention when she won the 1st prize at the “International Louis Spohr Competition” in Weimar in 2013. She won other 1st prizes at the “Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition” (2014), the “International Paul Hindemith Competition Berlin” (2011) and the “International Wolfgang Marschner Violin Competition” in Freiburg im Breisgau (2010). In addition, she received the “CHIMEI Museum & Culture Foundation Arts Award” in 2016 and 2017, the “Youth-Classics Sponsorship Award Zurich” (2012), the “Carl Flesch Prize Baden-Baden” (2011) and the “Ruth Flesch Memorial Prize Baden-Baden” (2009). On the piano, she won the 1st prize and the Mozart Prize of the Mozart Society Stuttgart at the “International Piano Competition of the German Tonkünstler Verband” in 2008. 

Since her celebrated debut in 2010 at the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden with the Philharmonie there, Sophie has performed numerous concert engagements as a soloist in important concert halls in Europe and Asia such as the Konzerthaus Berlin, Konzerthaus Dortmund, Festspielhaus Bregenz, Tonhalle Zurich, Shenzhen Concert Hall and National Concert Hall Taipei. As a soloist, she gives concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra Taiwan (NSO), the Southwest German Philharmonic Konstanz, the Duisburg Philharmonic, the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Philharmonie Baden-Baden, the Philharmonie Jena, the New Philharmonic Frankfurt, the Southwest German Chamber Philharmonic Pforzheim, the Central German Chamber Philharmonic, the Folkwang Chamber Orchestra Essen, the French Chamber Philharmonic, the Chaarts Chamber Artists, the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Russian Chamber Philharmonic St. Petersburg, the Philharmonic Soloists Stuttgart, the Young Symphony Orchestra Berlin, the Young Symphony Orchestra Wetzlar, the Loh Orchestra Sondershausen and the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, to name a few. 

As a chamber musician, Sophie has performed with Jana Bouskova, Florian Donderer, Elisabeth Kufferath, Gustav Rivinius, Edicson Ruiz, Gabriel Schwabe and Antje Weithaas. She is also a guest at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, the Kronberg Academy Festival, the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, the International Young Masters Violin Festival, the AMMERSEErenade classical music festival, the Hinterzarten International Marschner Festival, the Salzburg Chamber Music Festival and the Langenargen Castle Concerts. In 2016, Sophie made her debut as a scholarship holder at the SPANNUNGEN chamber music festival in the Heimbach hydropower plant, which is under the artistic direction of pianist Lars Vogt. 

In the TV documentary “Island of 1000 Violins” (ARTE 2014), their path with music is recorded. 

Sophie Wang is a scholarship holder of the support program of the Mozart Society Dortmund, combined with the support award of the Artur and Lieselotte Dumcke Foundation. She is also a scholarship holder of the CHIMEI Museum & Culture Foundation. 

She plays a violin by Lorenzo Storioni (Cremona 1780). 

 

Information
Born1999
CountryTaiwan
Homepagewww.sophiewang.de
Intensive weeks

Academic year 2017/2018

Violin
25. Sep - 30. Sep 2017