Acclaimed by the press as a “superbly talented pianist” who plays with “prodigious technique and eloquent phrasing,” Steinway Artist Tianshu Wang has graced concert stages in the United States, China, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand and Taiwan. Invitations to perform in Europe are also in the offing.
Winner of many competitions, including a national first prize, she is active in both solo and collaborative performance and has performed with major orchestras in China and the United States. She has been a regular juror of the National Piano Competition in Beijing since 2005. Respected as a distinguished artist and teacher in her native China, she was featured in a cover story of the country’s most prestigious piano magazine, Piano Artistry.
Professor Wang has presented lectures and recitals in numerous state, regional and national conferences, and she has given master classes at California State University (Long Beach), Ohio University, Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore, and the Rajabhat University in Bangkok, Thailand, among others. Her article on piano pedagogy was published in Keyboard Companion.
Dr. Wang is currently professor and head of the Keyboard Area at Capital University’s Conservatory of Music. She received the Praestantia Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2011, the highest honor given to a faculty member at the University. Prior to Capital, she served on the piano faculty of Sweet Briar College in Virginia. She is also a professor and chair of the Piano Department at the Shenyang Conservatory of Music in China, where she teaches for part of the year.
Dr. Wang holds degrees from the University of Arizona (master's and doctoral degrees in piano performance) and the Shanghai Conservatory of Music (bachelor's degree in piano performance). Her teachers include Zhu Yafen, who also taught Lang Lang, and Nicholas Zumbro, a student of the legendary Rosina Lhévienne. Tianshu Wang’s biography appears in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women, and Who’s Who in China. The CD set Encyclopedia of Chinese Classical Piano Music, in which she is featured as a major performer, has been a best seller in China, and her chamber music CDs, which were published by Albany and Mark Records, have been received enthusiastically by both the public and critics. Her most recent recording is a solo album, Piano in China, that was released on the Albany label in August 2011.
Recipient of Capital University's Praestantia Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2011 Steinway Artist, 2008
Adjudicator of national and international piano competitions
Performances in concerts and recitals given worldwide
Giving master classes at various colleges/universities in the United States, China, Thailand, Singapore and Taiwan
CD: Piano in China (Albany Records, 2011)
CD: Dances and Dreams (Mark Records, 2009)
CD: Born to Be Mild (Albany Records, 2004)
CD: Encyclopedia of Chinese Piano Music (Jiuzhou Records, China, 2002)