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Violinist BING WANG joined the Los Angeles Philharmonic as Associate Concertmaster in 1994.
Previously, she served as principal second violin of the Cincinnati Symphony, and has been concertmaster and faculty at Aspen Music Festival and School since 2003.
She has also been guest concertmaster of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra since the 2009-2010 season, in which she led a televised New Year's concert conducted by Riccardo Muti.
As a soloist, Wang has won critical praise for her appearances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. In September 1997, during the Philharmonic’s celebration of the Brahms anniversary year, she performed the composer’s Double Concerto with Philharmonic Assistant Principal Cellist Ben Hong. She made her Walt Disney Concert Hall concerto debut in May of 2005, and appears annually as both concertmaster and soloist at the Hollywood Bowl under the baton of composer John Williams, performing his signature movie classics such as Schindler’s List and Fiddler on the Roof.
In addition, Wang has been featured as the soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony, the Manhattan Symphony, and other local orchestras. She has appeared regularly as a soloist with the American Youth Symphony since her debut with that orchestra in 1997, and in 1999 she performed Bach’s Double Concerto at the Hollywood Bowl with Alexander Treger. In 2002, she gave her first appearances in China since emigrating to the U.S., performing as a soloist and touring with her hometown orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra.
Active as a chamber musician, Wang has collaborated with such distinguished artists as Lang Lang, Yefim Bronfman, Emanuel Ax, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, among others. Chamber music appearances have included the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, the Palais des Beaux Arts in Brussels, and the Sans Souci Palace in Germany. She also performs regularly on the Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella and Chamber Music Society series.
Bing began studying the violin with her parents at the age of six. She entered the middle school of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where she was concertmaster of the school orchestra and graduated with the highest honors. After coming to the United States to study with Berl Senofsky at the Peabody Conservatory, she received her Master’s degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where her teacher was Glenn Dicterow.