Guitare Montreal | Robert Wang

MAY 24 to 26, 2019

Robert Wang

He is an emerging classical guitarist and composer. In 2015, he made his debut performance at the Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory of Music, one of the world’s premiere music halls. He has won second prize at the 2016 Boston GuitarFest International Youth Competition (Senior Division), first prize in the 2017 GTA (Qinling) International Guitar Festival Youth Competition in China, and has won the Guitare Montreal Youth Competition in 2018. He is a former member of the Rivers School Chamber Orchestra, receiving gold at the 2017 MusicFest Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Although a composer for the genre of contemporary classical music, Robert’s influences ranged from the Renaissance period to the late Romantic period. His most recent works are mostly distinguished, however, by his extensive use of atonality and serialism of the Second Viennese School. One of his composition, “Like the Flowing River” is praised by famous composer and guitar virtuoso, Carlo Domeniconi: “I must say that the guitar needs exactly people like you. Love and discipline.” In 2016, two of his pieces, “Hommage à Rodrigo” (for guitar, violin, and piano) and “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (for guitar and soprano, influenced by Emily Dickinson’s poem), were premiered in the 38th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young, at the Rivers School Conservatory. During the 2018 Victoria Guitar Summer Academy, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” was also performed by Dr. Alexander Dunn and Susan Young at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall of the University of Victoria.

Robert is a student of Dr. Alexander Dunn, of the University of Victoria. His previous teachers included Eliot Fisk and Devin Ulibarri. Robert is currently residing in Vancouver, where he is attending St. George’s School.

Robert Wang

He is an emerging classical guitarist and composer. In 2015, he made his debut performance at the Jordan Hall of the New England Conservatory of Music, one of the world’s premiere music halls. He has won second prize at the 2016 Boston GuitarFest International Youth Competition (Senior Division), first prize in the 2017 GTA (Qinling) International Guitar Festival Youth Competition in China, and has won the Guitare Montreal Youth Competition in 2018. He is a former member of the Rivers School Chamber Orchestra, receiving gold at the 2017 MusicFest Canada in Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Although a composer for the genre of contemporary classical music, Robert’s influences ranged from the Renaissance period to the late Romantic period. His most recent works are mostly distinguished, however, by his extensive use of atonality and serialism of the Second Viennese School. One of his composition, “Like the Flowing River” is praised by famous composer and guitar virtuoso, Carlo Domeniconi: “I must say that the guitar needs exactly people like you. Love and discipline.” In 2016, two of his pieces, “Hommage à Rodrigo” (for guitar, violin, and piano) and “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” (for guitar and soprano, influenced by Emily Dickinson’s poem), were premiered in the 38th Annual Seminar on Contemporary Music for the Young, at the Rivers School Conservatory. During the 2018 Victoria Guitar Summer Academy, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” was also performed by Dr. Alexander Dunn and Susan Young at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall of the University of Victoria.

Robert is a student of Dr. Alexander Dunn, of the University of Victoria. His previous teachers included Eliot Fisk and Devin Ulibarri. Robert is currently residing in Vancouver, where he is attending St. George’s School.