Jian Wang began to study the cello with his father when he was four. While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire, he was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China. Mr Stern’s encouragement and support enabled him to study with the renowned cellist Aldo Parisot at the Yale School of Music.
During the 2013/14 season, Jian Wang’s concerto performances included the New York Philharmonic , NDR Hamburg, Vancouver and Montreal Symphony Orchestras. He also has recital and chamber concerts in Copenhagen and Hong Kong. In July 2013 he performed an extensive recital tour in Australia.
Last season, Jian Wang’s concerto performances included the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Ashkenazy and the BBC Symphony Orchestra with Dausgaard. Amongst his many high profile concerts in China, he has played for the President and opened the season for the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras.
Jian Wang’s international career has included performances with the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, London Symphony and NHK Symphony. These concerts have been with many of the greatest conductors, such as Abbado, Chung, Dudamel, Eschenbach, Harding, Neeme Jarvi, Krivine, and Langrée.
He has an extensive discography with DGG, Reverie (arrangements for cello and guitar) and the Bach Cello Suites being his most recent releases. He has also recorded the Elgar Concerto, live with Sydney Symphony and Ashkenazy (Decca/ABC Classics). His instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Mr. Sau-Wing Lam.
Updated in August 2014