Carnegie Mellon University, BM
Music has taken Alyssa Wang all across the world. She has played in venues internationally in Great Britain, Spain, Germany, Austria, Canada, and Norway. In 2016, she earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Carnegie Mellon University under the tutelage of Andres Cardenes (Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1989-2010). In 2016, she was the winner of the Carnegie Mellon School of Music Concerto Competition, the Pittsburgh Female College Association Prize, the Carnegie Mellon Women’s Award, and the Senior Leadership Award. She won first prize in the Silbermann Chamber Music Competition at Carnegie Mellon two years in a row with her fellow piano trios, and was the recipient of the 2015 Presser Undergraduate Scholar Award, Harry G. Archer Award, and Paul J. Baum Fund Award. Alyssa is a member of the Andrew Carnegie Scholars and the Pi Kappa Lambda Honors Society. An avid chamber musician, she played in the Carnegie Mellon Honors Quartet, and was first violinist in the award winning Échappé String Quartet at the San Francisco Conservatory. She has served as concertmaster in orchestras such as the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic, San Francisco Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Youth Orchestra, and worked under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, Joseph Silverstein, Manfred Honeck, and more. Most recently, she helped to run the Heritage Scholarship Campaign, which raised over $150,000 to start a substantial undergraduate merit scholarship for future School of Music students at CMU. Last summer she attended the Pierre Monteux School as a conductor. Now Alyssa is pursuing a Master’s Degree at New England Conservatory with Malcolm Lowe (Concertmaster, Boston Symphony Orchestra).