05. April 2013 · Comments Off on Liang Wang, the New York Philharmonic, and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra · Categories: Read Online

When he was 7 years old, Liang Wang fell in love with the sound of the oboe watching his uncle play in Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake in China. Ever since, Liang has been pursuing a career in music.
In 2007, 20 years after being enamored by the oboe, he became the first Chinese-born principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic.
Wang is still at the New York Philharmonic, which was established in 1842 and has performed in some 15,000 concerts, more than any orchestra in the world. But as a foreign-born artist living his dream in New York City, Wang is ready to pass on his knowledge to inspire young Chinese music lovers to realize their own dreams.
At the end of 2012, the New York Philharmonic and the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra established a four-year partnership in collaboration with Columbia Artists Music LLC to establish the Orchestral Academy in Shanghai, which will enroll 30 students annually beginning in the fall of 2014. It also includes annual performances by the philharmonic in Shanghai through the 2017-18 season.
“It will be an overture for running the orchestra institute for highly-selective young musicians in China,” Wang said.


05. April 2013 · Comments Off on FBQD · Categories: FBQD

I love it when I’m carrying my cello to the train and the guy handing out Streetwise magazines calls out “Hey, Mr. Oboe!” to get my attention.

05. April 2013 · Comments Off on TQOD · Categories: TQOD

I regret to inform you that after being subjected to an oboe choir, bassoon choir and 45 strong flute choir attempting Bolero at lightning speed, I am now deaf.