Concerto Competition 2019

Angel Wang

Angel Wang started to play the piano when she was 4 years old. She loved to sing along with any music playing on the TV or radio. Her mother took notice and asked if she would like to take music lessons and suggested piano. Angel agreed and her musical journey began.

Fourteen-year-old Angel currently studies with Professors Ning and Jie Lu at the University of Utah.

Angel’s accolades in piano competitions include Summer Arts, where she won first in both solo and concerto competitions. She took first place for three years in a row at the Utah International Youth Piano Competition and second place at the Helen Taylor Johannesen Piano Competition.

Angel loves classical and romantic composers including Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin. She can also play different styles of pieces from composers such as Debussy, Clementi, Bach, and Couperin.

Beethoven’s Concerto No. 1 Movement 1 is Angel’s favorite piece. She had the opportunity to perform the work with the West Symphony.

In addition to the piano, Angel pays the violin. She is an active performer with the Mundi Project, an initiative in which Angel performs on the piano for senior center residents. She also accompanies her school’s concert choir.

Angel would love to thank her parents and teachers for the time, money, and support for her success.

Please join Classical Tahoe in enthusiastically welcoming Angel Wang as the Music Institute’s first Concerto Competition winner. Angel’s instruction throughout the 2019 festival will cumulate in her concerto performance with the Classical Tahoe Orchestra during the Family Orchestra Concert All About the Piano on August 4.

Classical Tahoe Concerto Competition 2019 winner was selected from pre-collegiate pianists between the age of 12-18.

  • Eligibility
    Applicants must reside in Nevada, Arizona, California, Idaho,
    Oregon, or Utah. Open to pianists between the age of 12-18 by the
    deadline date who are not yet enrolled in a College/University/
  • Award
    One winner will be chosen to receive a cash prize of $1,500 and
    a performance at the Classical Tahoe Summer Festival on August
    4th, 2019 in the concert pavilion on the grounds of Sierra Nevada
    College in Incline Village, Lake Tahoe. Winner will receive an
    additional $500 towards their housing and travel.
  • Repertoire
    Any complete Mozart piano concerto.
  • Rules
    Applicants must submit an unedited video recording of a complete
    Mozart concerto with either piano or orchestral accompaniment.
    Please have name of applicant and concerto presented with the recording.
    Performance by soloist must be memorized. The winner must
    be available to rehearse and perform in the Family Concert on
    August 4th.
  • Judges
    The screening committee consists of Joel Revzen, artistic
    director & conductor of Classical Tahoe and Donna Lee, pianist &
    keyboardist of Classical Tahoe.
  • Winner was selected on May 1