Alyssa Wang is a passionate and versatile violinist, conductor, and composer. She is the Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the Boston Festival Orchestra, founded in 2019. She is also the violinist of Hub New Music, a Boston-based mixed-quartet that performs 21st century music. Recently, she was commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic to compose a duet for violin and cello which premiered in 2021. Now she looks forward to the premiere of her Violin Concerto in 2022.
Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andrés Cárdenes, and completed two Master’s Degrees in violin performance and conducting at the New England Conservatory where she studied with Malcolm Lowe. She was the winner of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Concerto Competition and the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition, and is the recipient of the Pittsburgh Female College Association Prize, the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Award, the Senior Leadership Award, and the Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award. During her senior year at Carnegie Mellon she helped to run the Heritage Scholarship Campaign, which raised over $180,000 to start a substantial undergraduate merit scholarship for future School of Music students. Alyssa is also an Andrew Carnegie Scholar.
In addition to her life in music, Alyssa is an avid photographer, writer, and social dancer.
Alyssa has served as Assistant Conductor for numerous institutions such as the New Hampshire Music Festival and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival. As a passionate educator, Alyssa has given lectures and masterclasses throughout the United States, and has performed with numerous Boston-based ensembles such as the Boston Chamber Music Society, A Far Cry, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Recent performances include a concert for the Library of Congress, the launching of the virtual Boston Festival Chamber Series, and an appearance as a guest artist for the Celebrity Series of Boston’s Neighborhood Arts program.