Pierce Wang is the winner of the 2019 San Francisco Conservatory of Music Pre-College Division Solo Competition, an annual award created by Sonoma County Philharmonic and the SFCM to support young musicians.
Pierce started learning the violin when he was just two years old. He gave his first solo recital, the “All Saints’ Day” program, in the fall of 2014. That same year, he also debuted as soloist with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, and he was selected to appear on the NPR program, From the Top, where he performed H.W. Ernst’s transcription of the song Der Erlkönig by Franz Schubert, for unaccompanied violin.
Already a remarkable musical force in the Bay Area, Pierce has soloed with the Saratoga Symphony, Symphony Parnassus, and Solano Symphony. He is a member of The Bach Trio, which has given performances in the Concerts at the Presidio, CSM Sunday Concert Series, and showcase performances at the West Portola Branch Library of San Francisco. Other venues where he has performed include the Pacific Music Society’s Music and Wine in the Vineyard soiree, the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption (CSM) Sunday Concert Series, and Fremont Symphony’s Young Artist Recital. As a way to give back to the community, Pierce also performs frequently at select fund-raisers and local nursing homes around the Bay Area.
A junior at the Stanford Online High School, Pierce is also a scholarship student in the Pre-college Division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM), where he studies the violin with Ms. Alena Tsoi.