Ms. Wang’s discography has received international acclaim, with her recent Chandos recording of Tchaikovsky and Scriabin’s piano concerti being hailed as “terrific” (Gramophone) and “the model of refinement” (The Herald). Gramophone commended her recordings of Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 with the BBC Philharmonic and Music Director Juanjo Mena as “jaw-droppingly impressive.” The New Yorker’s Alex Ross singled them out. Ms. Wang’s 2018 release of a lesser-known collection of works by Granados on Chandos was praised by BBC Music Magazine as catching “the spirit of youthful Spanish ardour.”
Pianist Xiayin Wang is an artist of keen musicality and sweeping virtuosity. The New York Times praised her “estimable grasp of pianistic color and her ability to maintain and illuminate a strand of melody within the thickest of textures.” As an exclusive Steinway Artist, she has released numerous celebrated recordings and performed at prestigious venues worldwide, including New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, as well as music centers in South America, Europe, and Asia. Musical America has aptly described her performances as encompassing moments of sensuality and rhythmic drive, delivering with assuredness and delicacy that captivates the audience, leaving them breathless in musical awe.
Throughout her career, Ms. Wang has showcased her remarkable talents alongside esteemed orchestras such as the Baltimore, Houston, and Pittsburgh Symphonies, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, and the Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma. Her impressive repertoire and artistry have also been showcased in recitals at renowned venues like Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, Mozartsaal in Vienna, as well as in France, Italy, Hungary, Russia, Mexico, Cuba, Chile, Costa Rica, and her native China.
The California Music Academy teaches some of Xiayin Wang’s most notable music releases.