WANG Xiaoming, a renowned violinist, is the concertmaster of the Philharmonia Zurich and the first violin of the Stradivari Quartet. The Yu Art Foundation has lent him ‘General Dupont’ Stradivari violin for his performances at China NCPA (National Centre for the Performing Arts).
Wang Xiaoming started playing the violin at the age of four. He learned violin performance under Prof. Xu Lü at the Central Conservatory in Beijing since age nine, where he studied for ten years. He continued his master’s education at University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and his musical talent was promoted under the tutelage of Gerhard Schulz in Vienna. He won the 1st prizes in the ‘Mi Do’ and ‘Stephanie Hohl’ violin competitions, the special award at the ‘Leopold Mozart’ Competition, and the 2nd place in the ‘Concorso Internazionale di Musica da Camera’.
He had been the concertmaster of the UBS Verbier Orchestra from 2004 to 2008. In 2008 he became the concertmaster of the Philharmonia Zurich, the youngest concertmaster of this orchestra till then. Since 2009, he has held international master classes in Poznań, Poland. He has been invited to be the guest concertmasters of orchestras such as the China NCPA Orchestra, the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestre National Bordeaux Aquitaine. In 2007, Wang Xiaoming and three other European musicians formed the Stradivari Quartet, as the members play the instruments of the greatest violin maker Stradivari, and they give several dozen concerts every year worldwide.