Named in CBC Music’s list of “30 hot Canadian classical musicians under 30”, 20 year-old Arthur Wang, is a third year student, pursuing a Bachelor of Music at The Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal.
Competing locally, regionally and internationally, Arthur has garnered numerous awards. Recently, he was awarded second prize, and was the youngest finalist at the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. In the summer of 2020, he was the third grand prize winner in the professional division of the Chicago International Music Competition. Other awards include prizes at the Hilton Head International Piano Competition for Young Artists, the Bösendorfer and Yamaha USASU International Piano Competition, the Enschede International Piano Competition for Young Musicians, and the Midwest International Piano Competition. Arthur has performed in prestigious venues such as Merkin Concert Hall, Lincoln Center, the Wilmersberg Zaal, Gallagher Bluedorn Performing Arts Center, Queen Elizabeth Theater, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Vancouver Playhouse. Arthur has worked with artists such as Robert McDonald, Jeremy Denk, Ilana Vered, Christopher Elton, Jeffrey Kahane, Matti Raekallio, John Perry, and Conor Hanick in masterclasses.
Arthur also is an avid ensemble musician, having played piano quintets, quartets, trios, and piano duo with his sister, Angeni Wang. Their piano duo won first place in the 2014 North West International Piano Ensemble Competition.
Arthur started his piano studies at the age of six. In 2012, when he was 11, he earned his Associate Diploma (A.R.C.T.) from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto after completing all the practical and theoretical requirements. Prior to starting at Juilliard, Arthur also studied privately with renowned pianists Sasha Starcevich and Ilana Vered.