Sophie Wang, M.M.
Violinist Sophie Wang is from Irmo, SC, and is currently a freelance musician and teacher in the greater Boston area. She has performed in Carnegie Weill Recital Hall and has been featured as a soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and Schwob School of Music Philharmonic. She is currently senior assistant concertmaster of the South Carolina Philharmonic and has played under the baton of Andris Nelsons, Rafael Payare, Hugh Wolff, Mei-Ann Chen, and Giancarlo Guerrero. She has also performed solo recitals internationally in Boston, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and several cities throughout China.
An avid chamber musician, Sophie has collaborated with many notable artists at Tanglewood Music Center, IMS Prussia Cove, Taos School of Music, and Sarasota Music Festival. She has worked closely with the Borromeo, Shanghai, and Brentano Quartets, and will be featured as a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society in Fall 2020.
In addition to her extensive performance experience, Sophie enjoys teaching and aims to provide a positive learning experience for all her students. She has been involved with her local communities since a young age and aspires to continue to do so by helping her students pursue their passion for music. Several of her previous students have gone on to place in Region and All-state Orchestras. Besides private teaching, Sophie has also worked with ensembles in New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School and the Noble & Greenough Middle School Strings. Although she is classically trained, Sophie enjoys listening and playing music of all genres.
Sophie studied with Don Weilerstein and recently graduated from New England Conservatory with a Graduate Diploma and Master of Music degree. She earned her Bachelors at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music, under the tutelage of Sergiu Schwartz. Outside of music, Sophie enjoys cuddling with her cat Calypso and spending time at the beach.