First violin of Stradivari Quartet
Concertmaster of Philharmonia Zurich
Principal Artist of Gui Yang Symphony Orchestra
Born in China in 1982, he started playing the violin at the age of four. Whilst still at school, he continued his musical development and education under Prof. Xu Lu at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, where he studied violin performance for ten years. His musical talent was promoted by the «Herbert von Karajan Center» and flourished under the tutelage of Gerhard Schulz from Alban Berg Quartet in Vienna.
He competed with great success in Beijing in 1998. He won the first prize at the Mi-Do International Violin Competition, and in the following year he also won the first prize at the Stephanie Hohl Violin Competition in Vienna and the special award at the Leopold Mozart International Violin Competition in Augsburg.
These awards led to appearances as a soloist with orchestras such as Zurih Phiharmonia, Poznan Phiharmonic, Bergrad Phiharmonic, Vienna Webern symphony, China NCPA orchestra, and Guiyang Symphony. Concert tours have taken his musical life to Asia, USA, Australia, South America, and throughout Europe. He appears regularly as a soloist and a chamber musician at major stages all over the worLd, such as Lincoln Center in New York, Vienna Concert Hall, Vienna Musikverein, Wigmore Hall London, Kioi Hall Tokyo, China NCPA, Seoul Arts Center, Shanghai Symphony Concert Hall, and Sydney Opera, as well as such important festivals as Verbier Music Festival, Luzern Music Festival, Rheingau Music Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Kissinger Summer Festival, Macau Music Festival, China NCPA May festival.
Xiaoming currently serves as the concertmaster of Zurich Phiharmonia under maestro Fabio Luisi. He has been concertmaster of Verbier Festival Orchestra and also appears regularly as guest concertmaster working with Deutsch Radio Philharmonic, Luzern Symphony Orchestra, Bern Symphony Orchestra, Porto National Symphony Orchestra, China NCPA Orchestra, and Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Conductors with whom he has worked include maestro Lorin Maazel, Christoph Eschenbach, Zubin Meta, Bernard Haitink, Daniel Gatti, Gustavo Dudamel, Myung-Whun Chung, and Valery Gergiev.
He has a great passion for development of young talents, since 2010 he has held International masterclasses in Pila, Poland, as well as Samsung masterclass in Seoul and Central Concervatory of Music in Beijng.
Xiaoming Wang plays a 1715 violin by Stradivarius (Aurea) lent to him by the Harbisreutinger Fondation.