Violinist Sophie Wang received her Master of Music and Graduate Diploma from New England Conservatory and her Bachelors at Columbus State University’s Schwob School of Music. Her principal teachers include Don Weilerstein, Sergiu Schwartz, and William Terwilliger. She has performed in Carnegie Weill Hall and has been featured as a soloist with the South Carolina Philharmonic and Schwob School of Music Philharmonic.
Sophie is currently freelancing and teaching in the greater Boston area. She holds the senior assistant concertmaster position of the South Carolina Philharmonic and has performed with conductors including Andris Nelsons, Rafael Payare, Hugh Wolff, Mei-Ann Chen, and Giancarlo Guerrero. She has also given recitals internationally in Boston, Rhode Island, South Carolina, and several cities throughout China.
An avid chamber musician, Sophie has performed with many renowned artists at Tanglewood Music Center, IMS Prussia Cove, Taos School of Music, and Sarasota Music Festival. She has worked closely with the Brentano, Borromeo, and Shanghai String Quartets, and will be performing alongside the Boston Chamber Music Society musicians in Fall 2020 as a guest artist.
As a teacher, Sophie enjoys working with students in pursuing their passion for music. She aspires to provide a positive learning experience for all her students, and several of her previous students have placed in Region and All-state Orchestras. Since a young age, she has been involved in her local communities and continues to do so by furthering her students’ love for music. Outside of private teaching, Sophie has coached ensembles in New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School and Noble & Greenough Middle School Strings. She enjoys listening and playing music of all genres though classical is her main focus. When she is not playing violin, she can be found cuddling her cat Calypso or tanning on the beach.