Praised for the passion and authority she commands with her playing, award-winning pianist Ruby Wang made her solo debut at the age of eight in Mississauga, Canada. From there, she continued to earn top prizes and accolades competing and performing across the province of Ontario and abroad. Currently active as a solo recitalist, collaborative artist, lecturer, teacher, and adjudicator, Dr. Wang has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Taiwan, Spain, and Italy.
Ms. Wang was acclaimed Outstanding Performing Recitalist of Impressionist Work at the 2014 Atlanta Music Teachers Association Festival-Competition. Other recent accomplishments include her debut appearance at MusicFest Perugia with the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra under Uri Segal in Perugia, Italy in 2013, solo and chamber performances in the 2010 Burgos International Music Festival and Competition, as well as winning first prize at the 2009-10 South Carolina Music Teachers National Association Young Artist Competition, just to name a few.
Beginning her studies at the age of four, Ms. Wang received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance with a music theory minor from the University of South Carolina. Ruby also holds musical degrees from Brigham Young University (Master of Music) and the University of Utah (Bachelor of Music). Additional studies include graduate certificates of piano and theory from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Canada, as well as a baccalaureate degree in public relations. Previous teachers include Yen-Qiao Wong, Nancy (Chang-Ping Zhu) Hou, Paul Pollei, Bonnie Gritton, Irene Peery-Fox, Eugene Watanabe, Judit Gabos, and Marina Lomazov.
Also an avid teacher, Dr. Wang’s students have garnered prizes from local and state festivals and competitions in Utah, South Carolina, and California. Dedicated to the music community and outreach programs, she presently resides in Southern California where she is frequently recognized and sought after as a performer, teacher, adjudicator, and clinician. An active member of Music Teachers’ Association of California (MTAC), Music Teachers National Association (MTNA), California Association of Professional Music Teachers (CAPMT), and Southwestern Youth Music Festival (SYMF), Ms. Wang was recently appointed to serve as 2017-18 Southern California Festival Chair for CAPMT, the California affiliate of MTNA.
Dr. Wang currently serves on the School of Music faculty at California School of the Arts – San Gabriel Valley, and has served on the faculty at Pasadena Conservatory of Music since 2017.