Dr. Sean Wang
Dr. Sean Wang
Dr. Sean Wang is a Taiwanese-born violinist whose career includes international activities as a violist, conductor, and musicologist. American Record Guide has called him “a brilliant violinist” whose “quality [of] playing is exceedingly high.” He has performed as a recitalist and chamber musician in the United States, Italy, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Taiwan, Germany, Spain, France, and has also presented at musicology conferences, published book reviews, and worked as a music critic. His repertoire ranges from early music on period instruments to contemporary compositions, and for over a decade he has been an advocate of intercultural music, broadly defined as a repertoire in which Western and non-Western elements integrate.
Currently serving as Director of Academics at The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Glenn Gould School and Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Toronto, he has taught at the Longy School of Bard College (violin and conducting, over the years also as Chair of Strings, Director of Orchestra, Director of Intercultural Music, and Acting Chair of Historical Performance), Vanderbilt University (violin and music history), University of Connecticut (viola), University of Houston (violin), as well as Cremona International Music Academy (Italy), Sewanee Music Festival, Texas Music Festival, among others. Additionally, in 2013-14 he was Interim Director of Bach Society Houston, an early music performing organization and presenter in Texas, and currently he is Co-Artistic Director of Interwoven, a New York City-based nonprofit ensemble with a focus on music written for East Asian and Western instruments.
He holds degrees from Curtis Institute of Music (BM, Violin), The Juilliard School (MM, Conducting), and Stanford University (PhD, Musicology and Humanities). His principal teachers were Rafael Druian, Otto-Werner Mueller, Jacques-Louis Monod, and William Mahrt.