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Jiamin Wang, violin

Jiamin Wang joined our first violin section in 2013.  She comes most recently from the Bard College Conservatory of Music, where she studied with Weigang Li.
Before her move to the United States, Jiamin studied at the Shanghai Conservatory, where she graduated with excellence in 2009.  She continued her studies in Shanghai on a scholarship for her master’s degree.  During her studies, she was the concertmaster of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music’s Youth Symphony Orchestra.


Jiamin has won almost too many awards and recognitions to count.  She won the “Youth Performance Award” in the 8th National Professional Violin Competition in Qingdao, 2006. In 2007, she won second prize in the Bucharest Romania International Violin Competition. This past spring she was invited by world-renowned composer/conductor Tan Dun as a soloist to play his “Water Passion” with MDR Radio Choir. She was also asked to play his Hero Concerto for violin and orchestra with the National Orchestra of Madrid, Spain in 2010.  In 2009, she won the orchestra fellow audition of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.  As a soloist, she has performed with the Singapore Festival Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra.

Jiamin grew up in Shanghai, China.  She began playing the violin at the age of 6 under the distinct tutelage of her own mother.  Jiamin currently lives in Troy, Michigan.  Although she doesn’t currently have a pet in Michigan, she misses her pug who lives with her parents in China.  She admits she’s thinking about having a more local dog.  Jiamin enjoys cooking and trying new restaurants in her spare time.

Something you may not know about Jiamin is that she has only taken one orchestral audition in her life.  That audition was for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra!  She was very excited to win this position, as she did the audition more for the sake of experience.

(Photo: Jiamin vacationing in Napa, one of her favorite places to visit in the US.)