Prizewinner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Texas), the ARD International Music Competition (Munich), and the Beethoven International Piano Competition (Bonn), pianist Xiaohan Wang has performed concerts in Europe, Russia, USA, Canada, Israel and Asia. He has been guest performer at Ravinia Festival, Beethoven Festival, Rubinstein Festival, the Hundred Pianists in the 20th Century Concert Series in Tokyo, and the Concert for the 22nd Anniversary of Sino-ROK Diplomatic Relation in Seoul.
Wang has collaborated with Hilary Hahn, Ning Feng, Misha Maisky, Qin Liwei, the Jerusalem Quartet, the Takács Quartet, the Tokyo Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet. Wang is also a composer and conductor, having conducted the Israel Symphony Orchestra and others. His composition“The Inspiration of Painting” was selected as the compulsory piece for the 2007 Beethoven International Piano Competition.
He has given master classes at The Juilliard School, New England Conservatory, Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He also serves on the jury in many international competitions, namely the Sydney Competition, the Isangyun Competition, Korea, and the Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians.
A Steinway Artist and honarary professor, Wang is chair of Pre-College Piano Studies and professor of chamber music in post-graduate studies at The Tianjin Juilliard School. He also holds the title of distinguished professor of piano at the China Conservatory of Music. Wang is artistic director of the Arthur Rubinstein International Junior Piano Competition and the Singapore International Piano Competition.
Wang began his musical education at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music Middle School, where he studied with Jin Aiping, Li Qifang, and Zhou Guangren. He studied with Arie Vardi and Matti Raekallio in Hannover where he received his PhD degree from Hannover Hochschule für Musik und Theater, with a perfect score in academic performance, the first in the university’s history.