Zitong Wang, from Inner Mongolia, China, entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 and studies piano with Meng-Chieh Liu and Eleanor Sokoloff. All students at Curtis receive merit-based, full-tuition scholarships, and Ms. Wang is the Marcy Gringlas and Joel Greenberg Annual Fellow.
Ms. Wang made her solo recital debut at age 13 in Beijing’s Zhongshan Music Hall. She has appeared as soloist with the Cleveland Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Hangzhou Philharmonic, Yakima Symphony, and Waring Festival Orchestras, among others. A first-prize winner of the Tureck International Bach and Virginia Waring International Concerto Competitions, she most recently won second prize at the 2014 Thomas and Evon Cooper International Competition.
Also interested in early music, Ms. Wang studies harpsichord as a secondary major at Curtis with Leon Schelhase, and has participated in a master class with Trevor Pinnock on antique harpsichords from the Flint Collection. She was invited to participate in master classes with Tamás Vásáry in 2016.
Ms. Wang began piano lessons at age three and previously studied with Hua Chang and Yuan Sheng. She has also taken frequent lessons with Beatrice Long, Seymour Lipkin, Gary Graffman, Ignat Solzhenitsyn, and Robert McDonald.