Chinese-born cellist Guang Wang began his cello studies at the age of eight. In 1994 he became one of the youngest titled players in the history of the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, serving as Assistant Principal Cellist under world-renowned conductors such as Michael Tilson Thomas and Christoph Eschenbach, and performing over 200 concerts throughout Asia before moving to the United States to continue his studies. Mr. Wang holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, an Artist Diploma from the Harid Conservatory, and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Wang is a founding member of the Vega String Quartet, which has been Emory University’s Quartet-in-Residence since 2006. He routinely gives both chamber music and cello masterclasses across the U.S, most recently at Kennesaw State University, the University of Alabama, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the University of Texas at El Paso.
Mr. Wang strongly believes in music education at all levels and regularly performs outreach at area schools as well as provides in-depth teaching to passionate adult amateurs. His students have won awards at several iterations of the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, as a result performing in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, as well as at various young artist competitions in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area.