Second Associate Concertmaster
Currently Second Associate Concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, Wang Liang was born in Shenyang, China. He started playing the piano at the age of four and a year later started violin lessons with his mother, Concertmaster of Liaoning Symphony Orchestra.
At school, Wang won First Prize twice at the Shenyang Music Conservatory Violin Competition. In 2004 he was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Central Conservatory of Music under renowned Professor Lin Yaoji, and while still a student, was appointed concertmaster for various orchestras and music festivals, including the Shenyang Music Conservatory Youth Orchestra, China Youth Symphony Orchestra, the orchestra of the 1st and 2nd Canton international Summer Music Academy, and the orchestra of for the opening concert of the 6th Music Festival organised by the Central Conservatory of Music. In summer 2007 he joined a music academy directed by Maestro Seiji Ozawa, who highly praised Wang’s performance, leading to tour performances across Japan as concertmaster. The following year he was invited to attend the Pacific Music Festival in Japan.
As a soloist, Wang has performed concertos with the HK Phil, Shenyang Symphony Orchestra, Central Conservatory of Music Orchestra, Shaanxi Symphony Orchestra and Shanghai Summer Music Festival. In 2021, he played the solo in “The Red Violin: Movie in Concert” with the HK Phil at the Le French May Arts Festival, and was invited by The Chopin Society of Hong Kong – Joy of Music Festival to perform a Saint-Saëns’ violin concerto and La Muse et le Poète with the HK Phil. Recently he finished his own online recording project of the 24 Caprices by Paganini.
Wang Liang plays a 1788 Joseph Gagliano violin, donated by The Ladies Committee of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Society.