Violinist and conductor, Alyssa Wang, has traveled the world for music.
She has played in venues internationally in Qatar, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Austria, Canada, and Norway. In 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes (Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1989-2010). In 2016, she was the winner of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Concerto Competition, the Pittsburgh Female College Association Prize, the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Award, and the Senior Leadership Award. She won first prize in the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon and was the recipient of the 2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, Harry G. Archer Award, and Paul J. Baum Fund Award. Alyssa is a member of the Andrew Carnegie Scholars and the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society. An avid chamber musician, she played in the Carnegie Mellon Honors Quartet, and was first violinist in the award winning Échappé String Quartet at the San Francisco Conservatory.
During her senior year at Carnegie Mellon she helped to run the Heritage Scholarship Campaign, which raised over $180,000 to start a substantial undergraduate merit scholarship for future School of Music students at CMU.
In 2019, Alyssa finished a double Master’s program in violin and conducting at New England Conservatory where she has won fellowships with Grammy nominated ensemble, A Far Cry, and the Boston Chamber Music Society. In the summer of 2016, she formally began her conducting studies at the Pierre Monteux School. In November of 2017, she made her Jordan Hall conducting debut in the Gunther Schuller Memorial Concert. She has been a conducting scholar under the tutelage of Gerard Schwarz at the Eastern Music Festival, and has acted as assistant conductor to Scott Yoo at the Colorado College Summer Music Festival and to Paul Polivnick at the New Hampshire Summer Music Festival. Currently, Alyssa is the violinist of Hub New Music, a mixed ensemble with a focus on premiering new works of classical music. They enjoy a busy touring schedule all around the country, and participate in multiple residencies at various universities. In her free time, Alyssa has a small photography business, enjoys dancing, and hopes to write a novel.
Hub New Music: Hub New Music is hosted by Ashmont Hill Chamber Music to give the world premiere of a work by dear friend and composer, Kati Agócs.
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Harvard Institute for Learning in Retirement
Back in Ohio, Hub New Music is hosted by Short North Stage for a concert. The program includes works by Kati Agócs, Robert Honstein, and Clint Needham.
Alyssa performs the Bruch Violin Concerto in G Minor alongside her friend and conductor, Matthew Cooperman.
Alyssa returns as violin fellow and assistant conductor to the Colorado College Festival Orchestra.
Alyssa makes her debut as assistant conductor of the New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, under the direction of Paul Polivnick.
In addition to performing, Alyssa loves to help others reach their musical goals.
She offers private violin lessons to students of all skill levels and strives to be flexible and adaptable to every student. A comprehensive teacher, she includes violin technique, theory, rhythm, history, and performance practice in her lessons. Her goal is to make her students proud of their efforts and enjoy the experience of learning to express themselves through music.
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Do you constantly struggle to play the violin comfortably?
Born through popular demand, Alyssa now offers her skills as a “set-up consultant,” helping violinists to find the right chin/shoulder rest pairing that best fits their bodies for maximum comfort and pain-free playing.