Welcome to

Mira Wang's

Home Page

by José Sánchez-Penzo




Mira Wang's New York debut took place October 10th, 2001,
at the Avery Fisher Hall
with Roberto Gerhard's Violin Concerto
Mira Wang was an astonishing soloist in the Gerhard concerto, moving with complete easy, grace and sunny tone. The piece just flowed from her. And the orchestra perked up.
 
The New York Times
October 15, 2001
(About Ms. Wang's New York debut
at the Avery Fisher Hall in
October 10th, 2001.)












 

Violine & Violoncello Duos

Following excerpts can be played with friendly permission of Berlin Classics:
 
  • Zoltán Kodály: 1. Allegro serioso, non troppo
    Duo for Violin and Violoncello Op. 7
  • Georg Friedrich Händel: Duo for violin and violoncello
    Passacaglia after the suite no. 7 in G minor for hapsichord
    (Arrg. by Johan Halvorsen)

 

  • Hans Eisler: 1. Tempo di Minuetto
    Duo for Violin and Violoncello
  • Maurice Ravel: 1. Allegro
    Sonata fo Violin and Violoncello Op. 7

BERLIN Classics BC 0017032BC
Photos: © Steve Sherman                                         BERLIN Classics BC 0017032BC

 


 

Mira Wang

Chinese Violinist
"... from the moment this serenely elegant player came on stage, there was a feeling among the audience that she was very special. And her playing was special..."
Photo by Kasskara


 

Vita:

After Mira Wang's New York debut in Avery Fisher Hall with the American Symphony Orchestra in October 2001, the New York Times wrote: " Mira Wang was an astonishing soloist in the Gerhard concerto, moving with complete ease, grace and sunny tone. The piece just flowed from her. And the orchestra perked up. "

Born in China, Ms. Wang studied at Central Conservatory of China in Beijing. She was sponsored by Roman Totenberg later to further her studies at Boston University, where she graduated summa cum laude in 1992 and received the prestigious Kahn Award given to outstanding performers.

Ms. Wang has won top prizes all over the world, such as the first prize at the Geneva International Competition and the first prize in the New Zealand International Festival of Arts Lexus Violin Competition.

Mira has appeared as a soloist with many prestigious orchestras all over the world, including the Staatskapelle Dresden, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Saarbrücken Radio Symphony, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie, NDR Radiophilharmonie Hannover, Dresden Philharmonie, Dutch Radio Orchestra, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Icelandic Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Würzburger Philharmoniker, Baltic Philharmonic, Guildford Philharmonic in England and Orquesta Sinfonica de Euskadi in Spain.

Ms. Wang 's solo appearances in the United States have included her debut with John Williams and the Boston Pops Orchestra, several reengagements with the New Hampshire Symphony Orchestra, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra,the Boston Philharmonic, the Symphony Orchestra of Kalamazoo and others.

Mira Wang's duo album with cellist Jan Vogler has received glorious reviews all over the world. Her discography also includes Violin concerto No. 2 by Prokoffiev with Saarbrücken Radio-Symphony Orchestra, Saint-Saens Violin Concerto with Radio-Philharmornie Hannover of NDR, the "Four Seasons" by Vivaldi with the Dresdner Kapellsolisten and an album with encore pieces by Sarasate, Paganini, Kreisler, de Falla and Szymanowski.

Ms. Wang's concerts in year of 03-04 will include appearances with Berlin Symphony Orchestra, reinvitation with the American Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Recitals and Chamber music concerts in European Festivals such as "MDR Musiksommer" festival, Classix Festival and "Moritzburg on Tour" in Carnegie Hall.

An active chamber musician, Ms. Wang has appeared at the Marlboro Music Festival and toured with "Musicians from Marlboro" throughout the United States, the Kuhmo Music Festival in Finland, the Rheingau Musik Festival, the Schloß Moritzburg Chamber Music Festival and MDR Musiksommer in Germany. She has collaborated with such artists as Heinrich Schiff, Isidor Cohen, David Soyer and Bruno Canino. It was in Berlin that Ms. Wang performed for the President of Germany in the opening concert at the Berliner Festwochen.

Mira plays on a violin by A. Stradivarius which used to belong to the famous German violinist Joseph Joachim.

 

Schedule:

Date Place Description
May 25, 2003 Berlin, Konzerthaus Brahms Double Concerto with Jan Vogler, Berlin Symphony Orchestra
May 31, June 1, 2003 Braunschweig Classix Festival
August 2, 2003 Dresden, Frauenkirche Recital MDR Musiksommer - Works by Mozart, Strawinsky, Ravel & Franck
August 3-18, 2003 Moritzburg Moritzburg Festival
August 19-21, 2003 Dresden Recording for Sony Classical: Works by Adés, Faure & Schumann. With Jan Vogler, Louis Lortie & James Ehnes
September 18, 2003 New York, Yacht Club Chamber Music Concert
September 20, 2003 New York, Carnegie Hall Chamber Music Concert with Charles Neidich, Marie-Luise Neunecker, etc.
September 21, 2003 New York, Carnegie Hall Chamber Music Concert
October 11, 2003 Eisenach, Wartburg Moritzburg Festival on tour - Works by Mozart, Rolla
October 24/25, 2003 New York Brahms Double Concerto with American Symphony Orchestra, Leon Botstein
November 5-11, 2003 Spain Mozart Concerto. Tour with Dresdner Kapellsolisten, conductor Helmut Branny
November 20, 2003 Kloster Polling Duo concert with Jan Vogler
January 16, 2004 Dresden, Semper Oper Moritzburg on Tour
January 23, 2004 Hannover, Radio Same as Jan. 16th
January 24/25, 2004 Coesfeld, Stiftung Herding Same as Jan. 16th
January 27-31, 2004 Italy, Pisa/Padova/Monfalcone/
Trento/Rome or Varese
Same as Jan. 16th
April 3, 2004 Singapore Chamber Music
April 5, 2004 Singapore Brahms Double Concerto - Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Poppen, Conductor
April 12-25, 2004 New York, Carnegie Hall Works by Chen Yi
June 9/10, 2004 Dresden, Schloss Rammenau Solo recital - Works by Bach, Ysaye & Paganini

 

 

Virtuose Violinmusik

Mira Z.-R. Wang (violin) - Roglit Ishay (piano)

 

  1. Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): La Streghe Op. 8
  2. Peter Tchaikovski (1840 - 1893): Waltz-Scherzo op. 34
  3. Niccolò Paganini (1782 - 1840): Sonate Nr. 6
  4. Bela Bartok (1881 - 1945): First Rhapsody (Folk Dances)
  5. Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908): Introduction & Tarantella op. 43
  6. Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962): Variation on a thema by Corelli
  7. Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937): Roxane's Song from the opera "King Roger" 1
  8. Karol Szymanowski (1882 - 1937): Nocturn & Tarantella op. 28 No. 1 & 2
  9. Pablo de Sarasate (1844 - 1908): Zapadeado Op. 23
  10. Fritz Kreisler (1875 - 1962): Tambourin Chinoise Op. 3
  11. Manuel de Falla (1876 - 1946): Danse Espagnol 2

1 Transcription by Paul Kochanski
2 Transcription by Fritz Kreisler

Site with sound files from this CD (2 & 9)

 

Mira Wang, Roglit Ishay
Mira Wang
Mira Wang
Photos: M. Holl, J. Schöner, Römmler&Jonas, G. Voigt