Second Violins

Born in a musical family, Shawn-Shuo Wang started learning the violin with his father when he was 6 years old.  Wang moved to the US from China on a full scholarship at the Boston Conservatory for his undergraduate degree and then attended The New England Conservatory for his graduate degree and now at the Boston University for his DMA(Doctoral of Music Arts). The highlight of his 2016 season includes performing with renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma at the Kennedy Center Honor Award honoring Maestro Seiji Ozawa, and the guest soloist of the season opening tour for the ChongQing Philharmonic Orchestra in China.

Before Wang joined the Phoenix Symphony January 2017, he can also be found on the stage with The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, The Boston Chamber Orchestra, The Boston New Music Initiative, The Cape Cod Symphony and The New World Symphony in Miami.  He enjoys summer travel as well as performing with the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Pacific Music Festival, the Sarasota music festival and the Aurora Music Festival in Sweden. As an active chamber music player, he was honored to share the stage with Yoyo Ma, Jorja Fleezainis and world premiered the piano trio  Jeder Engel ist Schrecklich by James Kallembach from the University of Chicago in 2010. He also had the honor to work with members from The Julliard quartet, The Boston Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Metropolitan Opera, and The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

While he is not playing, Wang also teaches at the Winsor School, the England Conservatory Prep School and the Seattle Youth symphony.  In the summer of 2010, Wang started The American New Music festival week as the artistic director in Chengdu China, collaborating with the Sichuan Conservatory. The festival premiered (in Asia) Dr. Samuel Adler’s All Natural Play with Dr. Adler himself rehearsing with the Chengdu Philharmonic Orchestra and gave master classes in the conservatory.

Wang’s major musical inspiration and mentor includes Lynn Chang, James Buswell, Malcolm Lowe, Joseph Silverstein and Lucia Lin.