Alyssa Wang

Music has taken Alyssa Wang all across the world. She has played in venues internationally in Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Austria, Canada, and Norway. First place winner of the Pacific Musical Society competition and the Pittsburgh Concert Society competition in multiple categories, she has performed before many audiences and collaborated closely with renowned musicians such as Michael Davis, Peter Slowik, Stephen Dunn, Mark Fewer, Dora Schwartzberg, Stephen Clapp, Wei He, and many more. She won first prize in the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon two years in a row with her fellow piano trios, and was the recipient of the 2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award and Paul J. Baum Fund Award. Recently, she was inducted into the Andrew Carnegie Scholars association and the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society. She was first violinist in the award winning Échappé String Quartet at the San Francisco Conservatory. She has served as concertmaster in orchestras such as the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, San Francisco Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Youth Orchestra, and worked under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, Joseph Silverstein, Manfred Honeck, and more. Alyssa has attended numerous music festivals such as Domaine Forget, the Beethoven Institute, the Institute and Festival for Contemporary Performance, Credo, Music@Menlo, Valdres, and a study in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. She is a creative writing and conducting minor along with her studies in violin performance. Currently, she helps to run the Heritage Scholarship Campaign with her fellow students, which aims to start a substantial undergraduate merit scholarship for future School of Music students. In her spare time, she enjoys ballroom dancing and Dj-ing for West Coast Swing socials around Pittsburgh. Alyssa studies with Andres Cardenes (Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1988-2010) at Carnegie Mellon as an undergraduate major in violin performance.