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William Wang

William Wang is currently a junior at North Allegheny Senior High School. He started violin lessons as he was turning 8, and is currently studying violin with Ms. Monique Mead. He has also played the piano in the past. In 2013, he won 2nd place at the Duquesne Young Artists National Competition for violin, as well as being selected into the final round of the WQED Musical Kids contest twice, once for violin (2013) and once for piano (2014). In 2015, he performed a violin duet Navarra Op. 33 by Pablo de Sarasate with Ms. Mead with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra at their “Perfect Pitch” concert. He also won the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Young Artist Solo Competition and performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra. In 2016, he won the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition and performed the same piece with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra. He also won the 3rd prize of the 2016 American Protégé International Concerto Competition for age category 13 to 18 and performed at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in New York. In the same year, he joined the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and served as the concertmaster. In 2017, he won the Pittsburgh Concert Society Young Artist Competition. In the summer of the same year, William traveled with Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra to Spain on a concert tour where he played the concertmaster solo for the orchestral music Don Juan by Richard Strauss. He also won the 1st prize of Masters of Violin Sonata (age group 14 - 16) and 2nd prize of Masters of Violin Concerto in Great Composers Competition series. Aside from violin, William enjoys playing chess, is a passionate basketball player, and an avid sports fan.

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