92. Dr. Shiyu Wang, piano

Sunday, January 21st, 2024 @2pm | Harmony through Variations: Goldberg and Chaconne

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Salon Concerts at Klavierhaus
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Harmony through Variations: Chaconne

Dr. Shiyu Wang, piano
Professor of Piano at Indiana University East

Sunday, January 21st, 2024 @2pm

Live at Klavierhaus
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New York, NY 10019



Johann Sebastian Bach
Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


The exciting young pianist Shiyu Wang is increasingly recognized for her compelling and creative performances of a wide repertoire, gaining particular acclaim for her deeply musical performances of the music of J.S. Bach. Shiyu has given solo recitals and performances in the United States, China, Japan, and Europe. She has performed the Bach D minor Concerto with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra under Miguel Harth-Bedoya, and the Ravel Left-Hand Concerto with the University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra. In 2020 she performed the “Yellow River Concerto” in China on the televised Gala New Year’s Eve Concert, with the Changsha Symphony Orchestra under Xiao Ming. Shiyu has won First Prizes in the PianoTexas Young Artist Concerto Competition, Connecticut Bach Festival and Competition, University of Rochester Concerto Competition, and “IMKA” Internet Music Competition, Second Prize in the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Concerto Competition, as well as the Silver Medal in the Manhattan International Music Competition. She is extremely active as a chamber musician and is a sought-after collaborative artist.

Shiyu received her Doctor of Music degree in 2023 at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the tutelage of Professor Arnaldo Cohen. Her previous teachers include Alexander Shtarkman at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Enrico Elisi and Vincent Lenti at the Eastman School of Music. A native of China, her early studies were at the Middle School affiliated to the Shanghai Conservatory. She has also performed in master classes taught by Yoheved Kaplinsky, Leon Fleisher, Fou Ts’ong, Dan Zhaoyi, and John Perry. Shiyu joined the Indiana University East music faculty in August 2022. She is also the Director of Music Ministry at the Central United Methodist Church in Richmond, IN.

Shiyu’s interests go beyond piano performance. She holds a double-major degree in music and business and a certificate of a one-year program in Renaissance art history from the University of Rochester. She published her first book Inside the Kaleidoscope on Amazon in 2020 and also published an article on Chopin’s E Minor Prelude in Music Space magazine in 2013.

Her recent and upcoming performances include the world premiere of a new solo piano work by Michael Ippolito at Texas State University, recitals at Indiana University East and Earlham College, and many chamber music concerts.