Project Description

Hanyang “Derek” Wang is from Shanghai, China. He is a junior at Interlochen Arts Academy, studying with Dr. Thomas Lymenstull. He won first prize in the Eighth International Frederick Chopin Competition for Young Pianists (2012), third prize in The Fourth Asia Piano Competition (2013), and third prize in the HaiTai Non Professional International Piano Competition (2015). He was also chosen as one of eight semifinalists at the 2017 Yamaha Senior Piano Competition in Arizona. He has performed in the Shanghai Concert Hall, and has participated in many piano festivals in China, including the Shanghai International Piano Festival. In 2016, he was selected for a masterclass with Daniel Shapiro at the Montecito International Music Festival.