2018 Conference, October 26-27, NIU

Make plans now to attend our next conference at Northern Illinois University, October 26-27, 2018.

2018 Conference Artist Sylvia Wang

Sylvia Wang has been named the 2018 ISMTA Conference Artist 

Sylvia Wang has performed as soloist and collaborative pianist across the U.S., Europe, Asia, Central America, Australia and Argentina. She has also recorded for the Newport Classic, CRI, Boston Records and Northeastern labels and been a winner and finalist for numerous awards and competitions. These include the Royal Overseas Music Festival in London, the AVANTI award leading to a debut in London's Purcell Room, Chamber Music Yellow Springs in Ohio and the J.S. Bach International Piano Competition in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wang is currently on the faculty at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and has served as adjudicator, guest teacher or clinician for such organizations as the Music Teachers National Association in the U.S., the Central Conservatory in Beijing, China, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore, the Centre for Young Musicians in London, the Chautauqua Institution in New York and the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia. She has also taught at the Vianden International Festival in Luxembourg and the Saarburg Festival in Germany. Her students and former students have won prizes and awards at competitions such as the Tokyo International Piano Duo Competition (Grand Prize and bronze medal), the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition, the Carnegie Millennium Book Project and the Concert Artists Guild. Her former students also occupy teaching, playing and arts administration positions at many institutions throughout the U.S., Asia and Europe.

Her educational background spans 3 continents, starting in Penang, Malaysia, where she was born. At the age of 17, she embarked on formal studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London as a recipient of the prestigious Associated Board scholarship. At the Academy, she earned the highest award in solo performance, the Recital Diploma. Thereafter, she attended the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, where she graduated with the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees with top honors.

In recognition of "distinction in the field," she was conferred an honorary Associateship of the Royal Academy of Music in London.