Xiaoming Wang

Born in China in 1982, he started playing the violin at the age of four. Whilst still at school, he continued his musical development and education under Prof. Xu Lu at the Central Conservatory in Beijing, where he studied violin performance for ten years. His musical talent was promoted by the «Herbert von Karajan Center» and flourished under the tutelage of Gerhard Schulz in Vienna. He competed with great success in the «Mi-Do-Violin-» and «Stephanie Hohl-Competitions» and won 1st prizes and the special award at the «Leopold Mozart-Competition». He has been concertmaster of the «UBS Verbier Orchestra» and the «UBS Chamber Orchestra», and in 2008 he becomes the 2nd concertmaster of the Zurich Opera Orchestra. He is a passionate table tennis player and spends his leisure time by preparing asian culinary delicacies and exploring South America.

„Since childhood I have loved playing music. Using two Chinese chopsticks I copied the violin playing of my father. Music is my constant companion and as essential to me as bread, just not as boring. As a part of my body and soul, I try to build spirited layers of sound with music – similar to a painting composed of different hues of colour. For me, Mozart epitomizes the ultimate musical vitality and perfection”