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Arioso Quartet


Demi Wang, 1st violin
Belinda Wang, 2nd violin
Abigail Marshall, viola
Jonathan Thai, cello

Belinda Wang is sixteen years old and lives in Chapel Hill, NC. She began studying violin and piano at the age of six. Her current violin teacher is Hsiao-mei Ku, professor at Duke University. Actively involved with multiple music ensembles throughout North Carolina, Belinda has played with chamber groups in Harper Music School, Appalachian State University Repertory Orchestra, MYCO Youth Chamber Orchestra, Duke University String School Youth Symphony, North Carolina Honors All State Orchestra, and North Carolina Chamber Music Institute. She was also featured 5 times in the Watauga Education Foundation Shooting Stars for different visual art performances. She made her first debut at Carnegie Hall in 2016 as winner of America Protégé International Piano and String Competition.

Demi Wang is a junior at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina. She been playing violin and piano since age six. She became student of Hsiao-mei Ku, a violin professor at Duke University in 2014.She gained chamber music experience through 4-year studies at Harper Music School with George Anthony Figueroa. Her passion for chamber music continued as she performed in MYCO Youth Chamber Orchestra, chamber groups in Duke String School, and Arioso Quartet of North Carolina Chamber Music Institute. She also enjoy playing with large ensembles such as the Appalachian Repertory Orchestra at the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University, Chapel Hill High School honors orchestra, North Carolina All-State Honors Orchestra, and Duke University Strings School Youth Symphony. In year 2016, she performed at Carnegie Hall as a winner of the International Piano and Strings Competition. She attended North Carolina Governor's School for instrumental music in summer, 2017.

Abigail Marshall started viola in 2015 after playing violin for ten years. She have been taught by Christopher Fischer for viola and Rebekah Binford, Hanna Jenkins and Kevin Yen for violin. Abigail have been in school’s music honors society since 2016. She has been active in orchestra performances, including principal viola at Apex High School Symphonic Orchestra, assistant principal in viola section at Triangle Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in the season of 2016-2017, North Carolina All-State High School Honors Orchestra in 2016 and 2017. Abigail has been playing chamber groups with North Carolina Chamber Mudic Institute since 2016.

Jonathan Thai resides in Cary, North Carolina, and is a junior at Research Triangle High School. He has been playing cello since six years old. He has been actively involved in orchestral training through Philharmonic Association with Triangle Youth Orchestra, Triangle Youth Symphony, principal cello in the season of 2014-2015, Triangle Youth Philharmonic Orchestra, NC All-State High School Honors Orchestra. He got selected to attend North Carolina Governor’s School for instrumental music in summer, 2017. Jonathan also was the first place recipient of Women’s Club at local, district, and state levels. He has been studying chamber music with North Carolina Chamber Music Institute since 2016. His current teacher is Elizabeth Beilman, assistant principal at North Carolina Symphony.

Arioso quartet formed in summer 2017, and has been performing at verious events, including retirement centers, church services, Ruggero Piano 4th Friday concert series, and NCTWCA 2017 National Celebration Festival Performance. Arioso quartet also got selected to perform at Juilliard String Wuartet masterclass in October 2017.

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