Cello

Jian Wang

© Xu Bin

Introduction

Jian Wang began to study the cello with his father when he was four. While a student at the Shanghai Conservatoire, he was featured in the celebrated documentary film From Mao to Mozart: Isaac Stern in China.  Mr Stern’s encouragement and support paved the way for him to go to the United States and in 1985 he entered the Yale School of Music under a special programme where he studied with the renowned cellist Aldo Parisot.

Recent and future highlights include concerts with the Munich Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony and Swedish Chamber Orchestras. He has a regular relationship with the Hallé Orchestra with whom he has performed in the UK and China.  Jian also performs with the Singapore Symphony and Hong Kong, Seoul and Osaka Philharmonic Orchestras.

Amongst his many high profile concerts in China, he has played for the President and opened the season for the China Philharmonic, Shanghai Symphony and Macau Symphony Orchestras.  He has also played with the China National Orchestra, Hangzhou Symphony and performed the complete Bach Cello Suites at the National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing.

He has an extensive discography with DGG, Reverie (arrangements for cello and guitar) and the Bach Cello Suites being his most recent releases. His instrument is graciously loaned to him by the family of the late Mr. Sau-Wing Lam.


Discography

Repertoire

BLOCH Schelomo

BOCCHERINI Concerto No. 9 in B flat major

BRAHMS Concerto for violin and cello Op. 102 in A minor

TAN DUN Crouching Tiger Concerto

DVORAK Concerto for cello and orchestra

ELGAR Concerto for cello and orchestra

FAURE Élégie

HAYDN Concerto in D major

HAYDN Concerto in C major

HERSANT Concerto No. 2  for cello and orchestra

KABALEVSKI Concerto in G minor

LALO Concerto for cello and orchestra

MIASKOVSKY Cello Concerto

MONN Cello Concerto in G minor

PROKOFIEV Sinfonia Concertante

CHEN QIGANG Cello Concerto ‘Reflet d’un temps disparu’

SAINT-SAENS Concerto for cello and orchestra No. 1 in A minor

SAINT-SAENS Poet and Muse Double Concerto

SCHUMANN Concerto for cello and orchestra

SHOSTAKOVICH Cello Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 107

STRAUSS Don Quixote

TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo theme