Music at Pequot Library: Nicole Wang, pianist

internationally-recognized pianist, Nicole Wang

Internationally-recognized pianist, Nicole Wang

On Sunday, April 17, from 3-4:30 p.m., internationally-recognized pianist, Nicole Wang, will perform in Pequot Library’s Concert Hall. Nicole Wang was heralded as “a prodigy at the piano with brilliant facility, compelling musicality, and a depth of emotion far beyond her years” by the Sichuan News when she was a small child.

This concert is part of the “Music at Pequot Library” 2015-2016 Season. Individual tickets are $25 in advance online at pequotlibrary.org or $30 at the door. All tickets are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes before performances begin.

The concert program consists of works by Chopin, Beethoven, Debussy, Mozart, and Rachmaninoff.

Nicole Wang was born in Chendu, China and won First Prize of the China National Piano Competition for Young Artists when she was only six years old. She has won numerous international awards, including First Prize in the Greenwich Symphony Scholarship Competition and the Warminster, Pottstown, and Hershey Symphony Competitions. She earned First Prize honors in the Dorothy A. Anderson International Piano Competition as well as the Director’s Award for the Outstanding Performance of Scarlatti Sonatas. Some of her other awards include: First Prize in Helen Crowe Snelling Memorial Piano Competition for four consecutive years, Grand Prize of the Chiang Wen-Yeh International Piano Competition, and awards in the 22nd Bartok-Kabalevsky-Prokofiev International Piano Competition & Festival.

In 2004, Nicole was invited to perform at the Radio Station of Philadelphia for the Peace Piano World Tour Convention sponsored by Jacob Music and Steinway and Sons. She has been on numerous jury panels for piano competitions and often returns to China to perform concert tours. She has studied with distinguished concert artists including: Bela Siki, a pupil of legendary pianists such as Leo Weiner, Dinu Lipatti and Ernst von Dohnanyni; Phillip Kawin; Alexander Fiorillo, who is a pupil of the “Golden Age” pianist, Vladmir Horowitz.

Wang continues to tour around the country and play concerts in China, but when she is not touring, she teaches piano in her private studio for children of all ages and all levels. The Music at Pequot Library: 2015-2016 Season concludes on Saturday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. with the Errante/Cho Trio, chamber trio.

Please visit pequotlibrary.org to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter. Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

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