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Six Questions: Lucy Wang, Violin

Get To Know the Festival's 2018 Fellows
July 27, 2018

Violinist LUCY WANG is a member of the Viano String Quartet, a major prize winning ensemble at the 9th Osaka International Chamber Music Competition & Festa in May 2017. Wang was featured as a soloist with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in past seasons and has been a prize winner in numerous competitions, including the Isabel Overton Bader Canadian Violin Competition, the Shean Competition, and the OSM Manulife Competition. She has collaborated in concert with artists including Emanuel Ax, Robert Chen, Paul Coletti, Peter Lloyd, and Avan Yu. Wang studies with Martin Beaver at the Colburn Conservatory.


What is a favorite non-musical activity / what do you enjoy doing on your down time?

Going out with friends to eat dessert and food! We often make late night bubble tea/boba trips during the school year.

What are the first 5 items on your playlist?

Radwimps: Sparkle

Lucy Rose: Shiver

Coldplay: Everglow

Ellie Goulding: Dead in the Water

Joanna Wang: Moon River

What book are you currently reading?

It by Stephen King

Why did you choose your instrument?

I didn’t choose it – my parents did!

Do you have any pre-concert traditions?

I almost always eat a banana before I play.

If you could create and play in any chamber ensemble, whom would it include?

Either sonatas with Clara Schumann, or playing in an ensemble with Dvořák, or Mendelssohn Octet with Guarneri String Quartet.

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