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Wang Ying

Wang Ying was born in Shanghai, China. After completing her study at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she moved to Cologne, Germany for graduate studies in composition. In 2010, she earned the diploma of master in composition (equivalent to Ph.D.) and a master’s degree in electronic music at the Hochschule für Musik Köln. In 2009, she earned a master's degree in contemporary music at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts. In 2011 she was chosen to study at the “Cursus de composition et d’informatique musicale” at IRCAM in Paris. Wang has taught as a distinguished professor at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music since 2013. She won the Best Composer Award at the 5th Biennial Brandenburg Symphony Composition Competition. She also won the best chamber composition award at the 35th Irino Prize International Composers Competition. She won the Giga-Hertz Award for electronic music composition in 2013 and was awarded the Künstlerinnen- preis Heidelberg in 2017. She has received commissions from and performed with a number of ensembles, symphony orchestras, and music festivals. Wang’s composition features a combination of rich sound colors and strong dramatic effect. Composing with unfettered imagination and from a unique perspective, she successfully discloses the profundity of music theme in a diverse, direct way.