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Ying Wang

Country of origin: China
Birthday: September 10, 1976

About Ying Wang

Ying Wang was born in Shanghai. She studied composition at the Shanghai Conservatory before moving to Germany in 2003, where she studied composition with York Höller and electronic composition with Michael Beil at the Hochschule for Music and Dance in Cologne. She has also been a pupil of Rebecca Saunders and Johannes Schöllhorn. In 2010, she completed a Masters Degree in Contemporary Music at the Hochschule for Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt. In 2012, Ying Wang took part in the Cursus de Composition et d’informatique musicale at IRCAM in Paris.

Ying Wang has collaborated with conductors such as Markus Stenz, Brad Lubman, and Marcus Creed, and with orchestras and ensembles such as the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, Gürzenich Orchestra, Brandenburger Symphoniker, Avanti Orchestra Helsinki, Ensemble Phoenix Basel, Ensemble Alternance, Lucerne Festival Ensemble, Cassatt Quartet, Norrbotten Neo Ensemble, Ensemble Resonanz, Ensemble UnitedBerlin, MAM.manufaktur für aktuelle Musik, Ensemble PHACE, Ensemble Kontrapunkt, and the International Ensemble Modern Academy Ensemble. Her compositions have been played in Paris, New York, Stockholm, Berlin, Beijing, and Lucerne, as well as at renowned festivals such as the Tage für Neue Musik Zürich, Acht Brücken Cologne, and Wien Modern.

Ying Wang has received scholarships from organizations such as the International Ensemble Modern Academy, the Experimental Studio of the Southwest German Radio and, on the recommendation of Peter Eötvös, the Herrenhaus Edenkoben. She has also won numerous prizes, such as a Giga Hertz Prize, the composition prize at the 5th Brandenburg Biennale, the Irino Prize for Chamber Orchestra in Tokyo, and the Heidelberg Prize for Female Artists. In 2015, Wang was Composer in Residence at the Deutschlandfunk’s Forum Neuer Musik in Cologne. She has received commissions from, for example, the Southwest German Radio, Deutschlandfunk, the Ernst von Siemens Foundation, the Lucerne Festival, the NOW Festival NRW, the NRW Arts Foundation, the Brandenburger Symphoniker, the Kassel Music Days, the Heidelberg Orchestra, and the Cologne Philharmonie.
Since 2013, Ying Wang has taught composition at the Shanghai Conservatory. She lives in Cologne and Beijing.