Wen Wang, an award-winning violinist, performs with orchestras including Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Symphony Orchestra. As a soloist, she regularly performs across Scotland with her piano partner, Hanna Choi.
Wen, who has played the violin since the age of five, studied at the Middle School of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, under Professor Hong Wang.
In 2009, she left China for Glasgow to join the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), where her teachers included Gina McCormack, Leland Chen, Peter Lissauer and Mieko Kanno.
Wen graduated from Scotland’s national conservatoire with a Master of Music in Chamber Music, a Master of Music (distinction) and a Bachelor of Music (Honours).
During her studies, Wen led both the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland symphony orchestra and string ensemble. In 2011, she won the Hilda Bailey Prize for violin and the Dunbar-Gerber Prize for chamber music. She also performed for His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, patron of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
In 2013, Wen was selected for the Scottish Ensemble Young Artist Scheme and, the following year, toured India with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
Wen was a founding member, and second violinist, of the Aurea Quartet from 2009 to 2015, which won every chamber music award at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland between 2010 and 2011. The quartet won joint first prize at the 2011 Cavatina Intercollegiate Quartet Competition in London and were finalists in the first International Sándor Végh String Quartet Competition in Budapest in 2012, where they were awarded a special prize for their performance of Lajtha String Quartet No.7.
In 2014, Aurea won the St. Martin’s-in-the-Fields Chamber Music Competition in London leading to numerous concert opportunities throughout the UK, and in the same year, were selected for the Enterprise Music Scotland Residency Project 2014-16. Aurea were St. John’s Smith Square Young Artists 2014-15, and resident quartet for the 2015 Wye Valley Chamber Festival.
Wen has received violin masterclasses from Ilya Gringolts, Robin Gallardo, Leland Chen, Kristóf Baráti, Peter Manning, Laura Samuel, Peter Cropper and Krysia Osostowicz.
Chamber masterclasses have included Alban Berg Quartet, Quatuor Mosaïques, Brodsky Quartet, Carducci String Quartet, Wihan Quartet, Chilingirian Quartet and Belcea Quartet.
In 2016, Wen and her husband, violinist Gongbo Jiang, established the London Bridge International Music Academy, an annual summer school, to bring together string students and teachers from China and the UK.