Alyssa Wang is a passionate and versatile violinist and conductor. She is the violinist of Hub New Music, a Boston-based mixed-quartet that performs 21st century music, as well as the co-founder, Artistic Director, and Principal Conductor of the Boston Festival Orchestra. Recently, she was commissioned by the Palo Alto Philharmonic to compose a duet for violin and cello.
In 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andrés Cárdenes. 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.
Alyssa completed a Master’s Degree in violin performance with Malcolm Lowe (Boston Symphony Orchestra), as well as a degree in conducting, both at the New England Conservatory. She has won fellowships as a violinist with the Grammy-nominated ensemble, A Far Cry, and the Boston Chamber Music Society. During the summers she has been assistant conductor for the Colorado College Summer Music Festival with Scott Yoo and the New Hampshire Music Festival with Paul Polivnick.