Faculty: Yu Xi Wang (piano)

Pianist Yu Xi Wang is Director of Keyboard Studies at the Curtis Institute of Music and a teaching affiliate at the University of Pennsylvania.

As an in-demand pedagogue, Yu Xi has given masterclasses, workshops, and lectures at regional schools, colleges, and the local MTNA chapter. Prior to her current appointment, she has taught piano, chamber music, solfège, music theory, and keyboard harmony at a number of prestigious institutions such as The Juilliard School, Music Institute of Chicago, and Settlement Music School. Yu Xi’s private piano students have taken top prizes in competitions and have gone on to study at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory.

As a performer, Yu Xi made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2002 as the winner of Artist International. Since then, she released a CD under the Chinese label JSCP, and maintains an active performing career both as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America and Asia.

A native of Beijing, China, Yu Xi started piano at age 3 under her mother, a pianist and renowned electone pedagogue. She made her debut with the China Women’s Philharmonic at age 10 and later enrolled in the Central Conservatory of Music studying with Hui-Su Chen. After moving to the United States, Yu Xi attended the Juilliard Pre-College Division under the tutelage of Herbert Stessin and holds her B.M., M.M., and D.M.A from The Juilliard School where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal and Julian Martin and chamber music faculty members Constance Moore and Jonathan Feldman.

Yu Xi resides in Philadelphia with her family.