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Shuai Wang

Born in China, Shuai Wang began playing the piano at the age of five. In 2001, she was admitted to the Shenyang Conservatory of Music Attached Middle School and studied with Professor Dongdun Zhang. From 2003 to 2007, she also participated in the MasterClass held by Rosemary Platt, a retired piano professor from Ohio State University. In 2012, Shuai received her Bachelor of Music degree from Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where she was taught by Professor Robert Shannon. She completed her Master of Music degree at the University of Michigan, under the guidance of Dr. Logan Skelton. She has placed in various piano competitions, including first prize at the Mozart Piano Competition in Hong Kong, second prize in the China Region of the 6th Annual Music Competition of Canada, first prize in the 69th Steinway International Youth Piano Competition in the Northeast China Region, winner of the Sigma Alpha Iota Competition, and first prize in the UMSO Concerto Competition at the University of Maryland, among others. Shuai's significant appearances include a Winner’s Concert in Carnegie Hall, performances at Hong Kong City Hall, playing Mozart Piano Concerto K. 459 with the Music School Festival Orchestra at the Chautauqua Music Festival, a Noon Concert Feature at the Arts Club of Washington D.C., performing Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the UMD Summer Chorus & Orchestra, and Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini with the UMD Symphony Orchestra, etc. She recently completed her doctoral studies at the University of Maryland, under Professor Larissa Dedova.

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