OUR PIANO TEACHER: MISS XIYAN WANG
Xiyan Wang, a native of Guangzhou China, started her piano studies at the age of five. At age 12, she was admitted to the Xing Hai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou as a student of Mei Li. After receiving several local and regional competition awards, she was granted scholarship at Interlochen Arts Academy, Michigan in 2001, where she began studying piano under Thomas J. Lymenstull, Dr. Stephen Pery and chamber music under Yoshikazu Nagai. Ms. Wang graduated with honors in Piano Achievement and was awarded a Fine Arts Award in Music. She received awards from the PianoArts of Wisconsin National Concerto Competition in 2002, and perfromed at Northwestern University of Chicago’s “From Vienna to Harlem” Piano Festival in 2003. In 2004, Miss Wang was chosen to give a performance for the Chinese Government Delegation in Washington, DC on behalf of the Emerson (NYSE:EMR) global manufacturing and technology company. Miss Wang is a recipient of the Phyllis Wattis Scholarship while studying at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where she earned her Bachelors of Music and Master of Music degrees under the tutelage of Mack McCray. In 2005, she began giving private piano lessons in the Bay Area. She has been working closely with children ranging from 5-18 years old. In 2007, during her study at the Conservatory, she received the Presser Scholarship Award. Miss Wang graduated with her Professional Studies Diploma from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in May, 2011. Miss Wang has been active as a soloist as well as collaborating pianist with other instrumentalists including members of the SF Symphony in performances. SHe also continues to teach today in music schools and privately throughout the bay area.
Miss Xiyan Wang is on faculty at the Holy Name Conservatory of Music where she teaches piano.