About the Artist
A native of Irmo, South Carolina, Chinese-American violinist Sophie Wang joined the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s violin section in April 2022. She has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and soloed with the South Carolina Philharmonic and Schwob School of Music Philharmonic. She has won top prizes in the Beijing International Music Festival, New York International Artists, and Music Teachers National Association competitions. Prior to the BSO, Sophie Wang was senior assistant concertmaster of the South Carolina Philharmonic and assistant principal second violin of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra.
An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with notable artists Roberto Díaz, Wendy Warner, and Charles Wetherbee and has worked closely with the Borromeo, Shanghai, and Brentano string quartets. She was a Fellow of the Tanglewood Music Center and has also participated in such festivals as IMS Prussia Cove, Taos School of Music, and Sarasota Music Festival.
Sophie Wang received her graduate diploma and master’s degree from New England Conservatory and a bachelor’s degree from Schwob School of Music at Columbus State University in Georgia. Her principal teachers have included Malcolm Lowe, Donald Weilerstein, Sergiu Schwartz, and William Terwilliger. She currently plays on a 1738 Testore violin on generous loan from The Colburn Collection.