Dawn Wang, originally from Taiwan, began playing the violin when she was five years old. Her musical endeavors had a bright start: she won her first competition at the age of seven and made her concerto debut with the Taipei Century Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan the following year. At the age of ten, she moved with her parents to the United States to attend the Juilliard School Pre-College Division and pursue her aspiration of becoming a professional violinist, studying under Ann Setzer and later with Masao Kawasaki. During her eight years at Juilliard Pre-College, she took part in many competitions and performances, some of the more fun ones include a feature in Robert Sherman’s WQXR McGrawHill Young Artists Showcase and performing with her Juilliard Pre-College piano trio in an episode of NPR’s From the Top radio show.
After graduating from high school and Juilliard Pre-College, Dawn decided to explore different career options and went on to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Princeton University. She currently works full-time as a software engineer and tries to find time for her favorite life-long hobby (playing the violin!) as much as she can. Needless to say, she is very grateful for the community and all the musician love at The Chelsea Symphony; she is also super excited to finally have the chance to play one of her favorite pieces with the orchestra.