Ear Training & Oboe
Oboist Wei Wang has enjoyed giving performances for audiences in China, Europe, and the United States. He has played in venues in Beijing, Wuhan, Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Houston, performing both symphonic and opera repertoires. From 2015 to 2017, Wang has served as the principal oboe of Guiyang Symphony Orchestra and the baton of Maestro Rico Saccani .Since 2007, Wang has served as principal oboe of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra.
As an active performing oboist, Wang is also engaged with the community. From 2006 to 2010, Wang has given many lecture recitals, solo performances, and chamber music to the local groups in Ohio with the program Access to the Arts. Wang has performed in schools, senior centers and hospitals. Additionally, as a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, he worked with the teaching program Distance Learning to demonstrate the oboe to elementary school students.
Wang, born in Beijing, China, began studying oboe at age of 11 with Weidong Wei, principal oboe of the China Symphony Orchestra and Oboe Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music. He attended the middle school of the Central Conservatory in Beijing before coming to the U.S. in 2004 to study with Francisco Castillo at the Idyllwild Arts Academy. Wang completed his Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music in 2010 and 2012 respectively, having studied with Cleveland Orchestra principal, Frank Rosenwein. After getting his second Master of Music degree in 2014 at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, Wang continues his studying with Robert Atherholt, who is the former principal of the Houston Symphony Orchestra. Currently, Wang is a Performance Certificate student at the Moores School of Music, University of Houston.