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Composer and pianist; Assistant Professor of Music, Brown University

Inga Maren Otto Fellow in Music Composition - Class of Spring 2019

Composer and pianist Wang Lu, who was born in Xi’an, China, writes music inspired by traditional Chinese music, urban environmental sounds, and linguistic intonation and contours, reflected through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques. Currently an assistant professor of music at Brown University, she received her doctorate in composition at Columbia University, and her undergraduate degree at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.


Wang’s works have been performed internationally, including by the Ensemble Modern, Minnesota Orchestra, American Composers Orchestra, Orchestre National de Lille, Holland Symfonia, Shanghai National Chinese Orchestra, and the Taipei Chinese Orchestra. A former Guggenheim Fellow and Civitella Ranieri resident, Wang won first prize at Le Nouvel Ensemble Moderne’s Young Composers Forum in 2010, and shared the Tactus International Young Composers Orchestra Forum Award in 2008. She was selected for a 2010 Tremplin commission by IRCAM/Ensemble Intercontemporain and, in 2012, for the International Composition Seminar with the Ensemble Modern. Her music been performed at festivals including the New York Philharmonic Biennial, Gaudeamus Music Week, Tanglewood, Cabrillo Music Festival, and Beijing Modern.

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