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. In 2009, Jingchao was accepted to the composition department of the Central Conservatory of Music High School with the highest overall ranking. Three years later, she was admitted by the Central Conservatory of Music as the top-ranked student where she studied with Prof. Xiaogang Ye. During her undergraduate studies, 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.
She has won numerous international composition competition awards. In 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 2020, she has been selected as an Honorable Mention in the 2020 Flute New Music Consortium; 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. In June 2020, Jingchao was selected as one of the six composer fellow to work with a mini opera at the Pocket Opera Workshop. Most recently, her proposal "Concert of Asian Contemporary Female Composer" has been selected by The Arc Project Online Festival in England, and she is invited to hold a total 50 minutes concert later this year.
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, Quince Ensemble, Pierrot Ensemble, Ensemble Fractale, Dinu Lipatti Trio Berlin, Hanatsu Miroir, etc.