STAMFORD, Conn. -- Annling Wang, who won the Stamford Young Artists Philharmonic’s concerto competition last year, will be the highlight of the orchestra’s Winter Concert on Sunday, March 6.
Wang will perform with the young artists philharmonic under the direction of conductor Christian Capocaccia. A junior at Scarsdale High School, Wang has been studying the piano since age 5 and has been studying with her teacher, Svitlana Fiorito, for more than 10 years. She is looking forward to playing with the orchestra on Sunday.
Wang is squeezing a few of hours of practice every day ahead of the concert. Time is limited due to college preparation and day-to-day schoolwork. She is very clear, however, that her focus will be on the audience when she steps out on the center stage. She said, "The piece is larger than life, so you need intuition and guts to tackle such a majestic piece."
She made her competition debut when she was six years old and has since won many prestigious awards and performed in the U.S. Department of State, Carnegie Hall and Merkin Concert Hall. She was a two-time Eastern Division first prize winner of the MTNA Piano Competition, first prize winner of the Renee Fisher Piano Competition, first Prize of the 23rd International Young Artist Piano Competition in Washington.
Also performing will be Young People’s Symphony, the organization’s upper-intermediate full orchestra under the direction of Gregory Robbins, and Young String Ensemble, SYAP’s string orchestra for intermediate level players led by Barbara DiFranco. In addition, students from “Tuning into Music,” a program of the Greenwich Alliance for Education will be performing with SYAP.
The Winter Concert will be held on Sunday March 6 at 4 p.m. General admission for the concert is $25 for adults and $20 for seniors. All students and music teachers and students are admitted free of charge. Westhill High School is at 125 Roxbury Road in Stamford.
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