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ABOUT

Photo Cred: Xuan WANG

Jingchao Wang (b. 1994) is a US-based composer who has been living in China, Germany and the US. Her music is influenced by Eclecticism with numerous Eastern elements, with a special lens focusing on the social justice issues. During her undergraduate study of BA at Central Conservatory of Music with Prof. Xiaogang Ye, Jingchao was exchanged in Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Germany, as the first composition bachelor student in CCOM with the support of the National Scholarship honored by the China Ministry of Education. During her time in Hamburg, she hosted the concert “Imagine and Reflection” to popularize Chinese contemporary music. Jingchao pursued her Master’s degree in Composition at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, where she studied in the studio of Professor Michael Hersch. Jingchao is currently an Assistant Instructor at The University of Texas at Austin, meanwhile doing her DMA degree in Composition with Yevgeniy Sharlat.

She is always the popular winner of numerous international composition competition awards and grants. In 2021, her project “Spread The Words” with the Grammy Winner Hila Plitmann won the highest grant of $5000 in the Rainwater Innovation Competition; in June 2021, she won the First Prize of “Voice2Choir” competition, and her soprano quartet “Again” is going to be published by the Italian publisher Diaphonia Edizioni; in December 2020, she has been selected as an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Flute New Music Consortium; in June 2020, Jingchao was selected as one of the six composer fellow to work with a mini opera at the Pocket Opera Workshop. in 2016, she was awarded The Most Distinguished Musician in the 25th IBLA Annual International Music Competition, the First Prize of the XIII International Competition Donne in Music (Competition Group IV), and the Special Award of Vareler Kompositionspreis Germany; in 2015, she was awarded the First Prize of 13the Concorso Interazionale di Esecuzione e Composizione “Don Vincenzo Vitti”, the First Prize of the Golden Key Piano Composition Competition; etc. She also actively participates in many music festivals all around the world, such as the Atlantic Music Festival and Connecticut Summerfest in the US; the International Summer Academy which was held by The University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna in Austria, the Golden Key Music Festival and the Chamber Music Days in Germany.

Her pieces were performed widely all over the world including Austria, Germany, Italy, USA and China in many concerts and conference, such as The Navy International Saxophone Symposium, Chamber Music Days in Vareler Port, Golden Key Music Festival and so on. She
has collaborated with many famous soloist and ensemble, including the Grammy winner Hila Plitmann, Boss Street Band, Quince Ensemble, Pierrot Ensemble, Ensemble Fractale, Dinu Lipatti Trio Berlin, Hanatsu Miroir, etc.