Violist Meng Wang joined The Philadelphia Orchestra in 2017. Prior, he was a member of the Pittsburgh Symphony and principal viola of the Kansas City Symphony.
In addition to his orchestral work, Mr. Wang enjoys an extensive career as a chamber musician. He is deeply committed to the genre and has collaborated with artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Lars Vogt, Sharon Robinson, Cho-Liang Lin, Jaime Laredo, Joseph Silverstein, Pinchas Zukerman, Lang Lang, Barbara Westphal, and pop star Bono. His performances have taken him throughout the United States and his native China, performing at venues such as Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center, and the Beijing National Theater.
Mr. Wang has performed in numerous highly respected summer festivals, such as the Verbier Music Festival, the Marlboro Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, and the Sarasota Music Festival. He was also a member of the faculty at the International Music Festival in Maine and the Utah Chamber Music Festival.
A graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, Mr. Wang studied with violists Hsin-yun Huang, Michael Tree, Karen Tuttle, and Roberto Díaz. He has served as principal viola coach for the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony and adjunct professor of viola and chamber music at Carnegie Mellon University and Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, pianist Hanchien Lee and their daughter, Avery.
Photo: Jessica Griffin