School of Music

Faculty Assistant

Liang-yu

Dr. Liang-yu Wang
Office Location: Browne Hall 126B
Office Phone: (309) 298-1544
Email: L-Wang4@wiu.edu
Title: Faculty Assistant - Accompanist
Visit: www.liangyuwangpiano.com

Taiwanese-born pianist Liang-yu Wang has made numerous appearances as a soloist and collaborative pianist throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, France, South Africa, and Taiwan. Actively engaged in concert appearances at national and international venues, Ms. Wang has performed in the Morgan Library & Museum, the Richard B. Fisher Center, the Hudson Opera House, the National Cultural Center in Taiwan, the Welgemeend Hall in Cape Town, South Africa, and also in several unconventional performance venues such as the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, NY.

Ms. Wang has been featured as guest artist at several reputable chamber music organizations, including Sonoran Chamber Music Series, Lev Aronson Legacy Festival, Red Rocks Music Festival, and Downtown Chamber Series. Other festival appearances include the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Arts Centre, the Schlern International Music Festival, and the Académie Musicale Internationale "Barbara Krakauer”. An accomplished chamber musician, Ms. Wang has collaborated with Maestro Leon Botstein, cellists Raphael Wallfisch, Thomas Landschoot, violinists Federico Agostini, Jorja Fllezanis, Joseph Swensen, Grigory Kalinovsky, clarinetist Todd Palmer, Baritone Robert Barefield, double bassist Catalin Rataru, Jazz pianist Andy Milne, and the members of Houston Symphony Orchestra, Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, and Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Along with her active performing career, Ms. Wang has also been giving chamber music master classes both in US and in Taiwan, including Arizona State University and National Sun Yat Sen University, among others. As a cello- piano duo, Ms. Wang and Thomas Landschoot released their debut CD “Balabille: Cello Sonatas by Debussy, Poulenc & Chopin” on ArchiMusic in December 2011, which was nominated by the Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan as “The Best Classical Music Album” of the year.

From 2011 to 2013, Ms. Wang served as Visiting Assistant Professor (Collaborative Piano/String) at the Indiana University-Bloomington. Prior to her position at IU, Ms. Wang had been awarded the Post- Graduate Collaborative Piano Fellowship from the Bard Conservatory of Music, where she worked closely with the world- renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw, the artistic director of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard. Ms. Wang holds a Performer Diploma in Piano Performance from Indiana University-Bloomington, and received her M.M. and D.M.A. in Collaborative Piano from the Arizona State University. Ms. Wang had been on staff with the Eastern Music Festival and the Banff Arts Centre in the past summers. She recently joined the faculty at Western Illinois University School of Music in 2013.