Wang, who already performed at Carnegie Hall as a chamber musician, earned her master’s degree in violin at the prestigious Yale School of Music in 2016. (Photo : JiazhiWangViolin.com)
Wang Jiazhi, a 26-year-old Chinese violinist, is scheduled to perform at the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall on March 28, according to an article by China Daily.
Performing at Carnegie Hall, which is approximately 25 minutes away from Wang’s Manhattan apartment, is a dream come true for the young violinist.
“It will be the first recital I give at the Carnegie Hall, and means so much to me,” Wang told China Daily.
“When I rehearse at Carnegie Hall, I would picture how I perform onstage and become nervous facing the empty seats. But when I perform in front of audiences, especially a full house, I feel very comfortable and happy.”
Just as well, for Wang will perform in front of approximately 300 people on her big night.
Wang, who already performed at Carnegie Hall as a chamber musician, earned her master’s degree in violin at the prestigious Yale School of Music in 2016.
For Wang, her recital at Carnegie Hall will be the fruition of all her hard work during her time at Yale, and the capstone of all her education and training in the United States.
“The program list not only shows my musical ideas but also reflects who I am,” said Wang.
“Traditionally, classical music is distant and serious but I hope audiences will feel happy and relaxed after watching my performances,” she added.
For her recital, Wang will perform some of her favorite pieces, including Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in E-flat major, Ravel’s Violin Sonata No. 2, and Tchaikovsky’s Valse-Scherzo in C major, a piece that led her to win second place in the 2015 Washington International Competition for Strings.
Last but not the least, Wang will also perform Dmitri Shostakovich’s Five Pieces in honor of her teacher, Li Weigang, a Chinese-American violinist. Li will perform the piece alongside Wang.