Pianist Shiyu Wang has given solo recitals and performances in the United States, China, Japan, and Europe. She has performed as a soloist with renowned orchestras such the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Changsha Symphony Orchestra, and University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra. Shiyu won First Prize in PianoTexas Young Artist Concerto Competition, Connecticut Bach Festival and Competition, University of Rochester Concerto Competition, and “IMKA” Internet Music Competition, Second Prize in Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Concerto Competition, as well as Silver Medal in the Manhattan International Music Competition.
Shiyu is currently a Doctor of Music piano candidate under the tutelage of Professor Arnaldo Cohen at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. Her previous teachers include Alexander Shtarkman at Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University and Enrico Elisi and Vincent Lenti at Eastman School of Music. She has also performed in master classes taught by Yoheved Kaplinsky, Leon Fleisher, Fou Ts’ong, Dan Zhaoyi, and John Perry. Shiyu joined the Indiana University East music faculty in August 2022.
Shiyu’s interest goes beyond piano performance. She holds a double-major degree in music and business and certificate of a one-year program in Renaissance art history from University of Rochester. She published her first book Inside the Kaleidoscope on Amazon in 2020 and an article on Chopin’s E Minor Prelude in Music Space magazine in 2013.