As the Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung Heidelberger described, “Shijun Wang is a fascinating,
serious and sensitive musician.” As a solo pianist and orchestral soloist, Dr. Shijun
Wang has performed in California, New York, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Indiana, Florida, Georgia, Utah, Connecticut, New Jersey, New Mexico as well as Germany, France, Norway, China, Mexico and Japan. In his most recent China tour, he gave master classes, lectures and recitals in more than half of the major Chinese conservatories including: Shenyang Conservatory, Xi’an Conservatory, Sichuan Conservatory and Jilin College of Arts. Hewas appointed as the youngest ever visiting professor of Xi’an Conservatory where he would give concerts and master classes for two months each summer.
His orchestral appearances include: the Rachmaninoff Rhapsody On a Theme of Paganini with the Lafayette Symphony, Beethoven Piano Concerto No.2 with the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 with Hebei Symphony Orchestra as well as Weber State University Chamber Orchestra, Evening Stars Orchestra; Duxbury Music Festival Orchestra; Manhattan Chamber Orchestra; Music Academy of the West Orchestra and Tulsa Signature Symphony Orchestra. He has won many national and international prizes of piano performances, including the Excellence Award in the 65th Steinway Children and Young pianist Competition 2002. He subsequently won the Excellence award of the 8th Germany Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists. The same year he won the Bronze medal at the Hong Kong Tchaikovsky Piano Competition. In 2008, he won the fifth prize in the Hamamatsu Piano Academy. In 2010, he won the first prize and the audience prize in Crescendo Piano Competition.
Professor Wang started teaching at Weber State University in 2015 where he teaches solo piano performance, collaborative piano and music major piano classes and the Piano Preparatory Program in which he helps training the piano pedagogy major students. Dr. Wang received his early music training in Shenyang, China where began learning piano at the age of four. In 1999, he was accepted into the Music High School of the Shenyang Conservatory of Music and studied with Professor Dong-Dun Zhang. He holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Oxana Yablonskaya and Joseph Kalichstein and Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music under the guidance of Nelita True.