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Wang Ying-Chieh

Wang Ying-Chieh has received education in Western classical music and has studied piano, violin, and composition. At 8, she began to study erhu. After graduating from the Chinese Culture University with a major in Chinese music, she continued her pursuit of music at the graduate school of the same university. She is the second musician in Taiwan who obtains a master’s degree in erhu performance. She has been invited to perform at music events and festivals in Germany, France, Britain, and Shanghai. She has also performed as a soloist at the University of Heidelberg under the support of the Spotlight Taiwan project. In 2016 and 2017, Wang premiered the erhu concerto Ethereal Is the Moon with Hong Kong Sinfonietta at the 5th Hong Kong Week and the 45th Hong Kong Arts Festival. She has also received commissions from the TPMC. The creations will be premiered at the 2017 Taiwan International Music Festival and will tour Europe afterwards. She will also go to America and Canada as a part of the PAN project, a music program focusing on East Asian traditional instruments. She will be giving workshops in schools, making recordings, and holding tour concerts. Being selected in the 17th International Residency and Exchange Programs for Artists held by Taiwan Ministry of Culture, she will create and perform erhu music as an artist-in-residence in the Cite International des Arts for six month in 2017.