Second Associate Concertmaster
Currently Second Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Wang Liang joined the HK Phil as a fellow of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Orchestral Fellowship Scheme in 2007 and became a member of the first violin section of the orchestra in 2008/09.
Born in the Shenyang city in Liaoning, Wang Liang started playing the piano at the age of four and a year later started on the violin under the guidance of his mother, Concertmaster of Liaoning Symphony Orchestra.
Displaying flare and talent at an early age, he entered the junior section of the Shenyang Music Conservatory in 1998 as the top of his class, and enrolled at the Central Conservatory of Music in 2004 with full scholarship. During his studies there he became one of the outstanding students of renowned violinist and teacher Lin Yaoji. While he was still a student he was appointed as Concertmaster for various orchestras including the Shenyang Music Conservatory Youth Orchestra, the Central Conservatory of Music Orchestra, the orchestra of the 1st and 2nd Canton International Summer Music Academy and the orchestra of the opening concert of the 6th Music Festival organized by the Central Conservatory of Music. During the summer months of 2007 he joined the Music Academy directed by Maestro Seiji Ozawa, who highly praised Wang’s performance, leading to tour performances across Japan as concertmaster.
Wang has won various awards in competitions, including the First Prize winner of the 1st and 2nd Shenyang Music Conservatory Violin Competition. In 2007 he participated in a chamber music masterclass by Rainer Kussmaul (former Concertmaster of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and Sadao Harada (former cellist of the Tokyo String Quartet). In 2008 he was invited to attend the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
As a solois, Wang has performed concerts with the HK Phil in the 2007-08 and 2009-10 seasons, and with Shenyang Symphony Orchestra in the 2015 season.