Praised by the press for her “astute musical sensibilities” and “extraordinary finesse,” Shuai Wang is an accomplished soloist and a chamber musician. Recently, she performed with The Cleveland Orchestra under the baton of Ton Koopman and JoAnn Falletta with the Buffalo Philharmonic Symphony.
Shuai Wang has given numerous solo and chamber concerts throughout the United States, China and Europe. She has performed in prestigious venues such as the Lincoln Center (NYC), Merkin Hall (NYC), Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), Buffalo Chamber Music Society, Symphony Space (NYC), Sailfish Point Culture Center (Florida), Cleveland Museum of Art (OH), Rocky River Chamber Music Series (OH), Wooster Chamber Music Series (OH) and University of Georgia Performing Arts Center. She has performed chamber music concerts in Stuttgart (Germany), Budapest (Hungary) and has presented solo recitals and master classes throughout China (Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Chengdu, Chongqing, and Dalian). Shuai Wang has appeared in the Plain Dealer, Cleveland Magazine, ClevelandClassical, Washington Times and HuffingtonPost. She performed as a soloist with the CIM Orchestra and the Canton Symphony Orchestra, and her concerts have been broadcast on WCLV 104.9, WQSR 105.9 and WNED 94.5.
Dr. Shuai Wang has shared stage with Caroline Goulding (Opus3 artist), Jun Iwasaki (concertmaster of Nashville Symphony), Annie Fullard (first violinist of Cavani Quartet), Weiwei Le (violin faculty of University of Nevada LV), Isabel Trautwein (violinist of The Cleveland Orchestra), Terry Orcutt (principle oboist of Canton Symphony and Akron Symphony), Michelle Abraham (concertmaster of Ashland Symphony) and Jing Zeng (violinist of Phoenix Symphony). She is an experienced orchestral keyboardist, having performed concerts with Cleveland Chamber Symphony (Steven Smith), Canton Symphony (Gerhardt Zimmermann), Firelands Symphony (Carl Topilow) and the Cleveland Orchestra Blossom Orchestra (John Morris Russell).
Over the last several years, Dr. Wang has developed her entrepreneurial skills to establish two performing organizations. She is the founder and artistic director of the Ars Futura Ensemble, a new music ensemble comprised of strings, winds and piano. Its mission is to commission newly written works and promote contemporary music to a wider audience. Members of the ensemble have closely worked with well-known composers such as Keith Fitch, Margaret Brouwer, Joan Tower, Chen Yi, Paul Dresher, Victoria Bond, Claude Baker, Melinda Wagner and David Rakowski. The ensemble has toured Baltimore and Philadelphia, commissioned two new works, performed concerts across northeast Ohio, conducted outreach programs with ORCHkids (the Baltimore Symphony’s El Sistema program), and collaborated with musicians from the Baltimore Symphony and with faculty from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Kutztown University (Pennsylvania), Cleveland State University (Ohio) and Baldwin-Wallace University (Ohio).
Dr. Wang is also the co-founder of Classical Revolution Cleveland, an organization that presents talented soloists and ensembles throughout Cleveland, including students and faculty members from CIM, Oberlin and Kent State, as well as members of the Cleveland Orchestra. Praised in Cleveland Magazine for “exploding across the piano keys,” the mission of CRC is to promote and present the highest quality classical music in nontraditional venues, transforming the live concert experience and deepening the connection between the performers and audience.
Dr. Shuai Wang is a native of Tianjin, China. She came to the United States at the age of fourteen to study piano at the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan as a full scholarship student. She then continued her training at the Cleveland Institute of Music, eventually earning dual master’s degrees in piano performance and collaborative piano and a DMA in piano performance. Her teachers include Paul Schenly, Awadagin Pratt, Garrick Ohlsson, Gilbert Kalish, Joela Jones, Daniel Shapiro, Anita Pontremoli, and Robert Shannon. Wang is currently a member of the piano and theory faculty of the Preparatory Division at the Cleveland Institute of Music. She also recently joined the piano faculty of Cleveland State University. In the summers, she serves as a piano performance and collaborative piano faculty member at New England Music Camp, a six-week summer music festival for young musicians in Sidney, ME. In the fall of 2014, Wang returns to China where she will concertize in Xiamen and Hong Kong as well as solo (on Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto) with the Tianjin Symphony Orchestra.
Her music can be heard on Naxos Records.