About this Artist
Sydney Wang is a 17-year-old junior at La Cañada High School who is studying composition with Professor Ian Krouse of UCLA. She has been a fellow in the LA Phil Nancy and Barry Sanders Composer Fellowship Program since 2017. Her works have won top prizes in national and international competitions for young composers and have been performed by the Pasadena Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Lyris Quartet, and USC Thornton Edge, among others. Upcoming engagements include performances by the Pasadena Symphony and the Modesto Symphony. Sydney has been playing piano since the age of four and is currently studying with Dr. Sarkis Baltaian. She has won awards in piano competitions and festivals both in and outside of Southern California. In addition, she is the principal cellist in the La Cañada High School Advanced Orchestra. Aside from her passion for music, Sydney loves playing tennis, reading, writing, and traveling around the world.