MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
Born in Qingdao, China in 1981, Yameng Wang fell in love with the classical guitar at a young age and began studying with the leading guitar professor in China, Professor Chen Zhi, when she was 10 years old.
She became the youngest winner of the Tokyo lnternational Guitar Competition at the age of 12. She went on to win second prize in the Michele Pittaluga lnternational Guitar Competition in ltaly at the age of 13, and at the age of 14 she was invited by Radio France to perform at the Paris lnternational Guitar Art Week and won second prize in La lnfanta Doña Cristina lnternational Guitar Competition in Spain. Classical Guitar magazine noted that at the age of 14, she already played like a seasoned professional.
After graduating from the Central Conservatory of Music of China in 2006, Ms. Wang enrolled in the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. There, she finished her Masters of Music degree in 2008 Graduate Performance Diploma in 2011, studying with Maestro Manuel Barrueco.
Ms. Wang has given acclaimed recitals across the US, France, ltaly, Holland, Germany, lreland, Finland, Croatia, Britain, Austria, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, Japan, and Malaysia both as a soloist and in chamber music setting.
Her first album, Caprice was recorded when she was 16 years old. A Very Special Album was released in 1999, and in 2003 she contributed to GHI's album, The Best of Classical Guitar. ln 2005 she released Classic Guitar - Aquarelle, Un Sueño en la Floresta.