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Alyssa Wang is a passionate and versatile conductor, violinist, and composer. She is the Assistant Conductor of Boston Ballet and the Co-Founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the Boston Festival Orchestra, founded in 2019. A recipient of the 2022 St. Botolph Emerging Artist Award, she performs regularly as a violinist with Boston ensembles such as Boston Chamber Music Society and Boston Modern Orchestra Project. As a composer, she recently premiered her own Violin Concerto, "Swept Away," in February 2023, commissioned by the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh.

Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s Degree as an Andrew Carnegie Scholar 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.


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 at institutions such as University of Michigan, Carnegie Mellon University, UT Austin, and more. 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.

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