Yu Wang, 2019 Violin Fellow Winner

Congratulations Yu Wang, 2019 MSO Violin fellowship winner. Violinist Yu Wang, born in Chongqing, China, grew up in a musical family. At the age of three, she began studying violin with her father, and she studied with Mingen Zhou and Yang Song while attending the middle school of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (an elite music institution in China). She entered the Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing) with highest honors, where she earned her Bachelor of Music degree under the tutelage of Yaoji Lin and Liang Chai.

After coming to the United States to study with Grigory Kalinovsky, Yu earned her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and performer diploma at Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at Michigan State University, where she is a student and teaching assistant with Dmitri Berlinsky.

The MSO fellowship program brings young musicians to Montgomery to help the symphony reach new heights of musical offerings. This program has brought world class violinists to help lead and inspire the ensemble.