Yinfei Wang began his piano studies in Shanghai at the age of four. Shortly thereafter, he was awarded top prizes in several national competitions in China. He made his first public appearance at the age of 7 in the Shanghai Concert Hall. At the age of 11, he recorded in the “Shanghai Conservatory of Music: Seventieth Anniversary Gala Album” as the youngest performer with some of the most famous Chinese musicians. Since then, he has performed throughout China, Singapore, Spain, Australia and the United States. Among his accomplishments include the top prizes in the 2005 Sandner Cross-Taiwan Straight Piano Competition, the 2007 Shanghai Conservatory of Music Piano Competition, the 2009 Jacob Flier Piano Competition, the 2011 Miecyslaw Munz Competition at Manhattan School of Music, the 2011 Shande Ding Piano Competition in Shanghai, 2012 5 towns piano competition in New York, 2016 Chopin Piano Competition in Connecticut. In 2014 Wang was one of eight finalists in the 61st Washington International Piano Competition. In 2015, he was awarded first prize in the 2nd Gershwin International Piano Competition in New York. He made his orchestral debut as soloist in the Chopin f minor Concerto with the Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Vladimir Feltsman. In the spring of 2010, Yinfei was chosen to perform the Mozart Concerto in d minor (K.466) with the Manhattan School of Music Symphony Orchestra under the baton of the renowned pianist/conductor Phillipe Entremont.
Mr. Wang has worked with many world renowned pianists in the masterclasses, including Hung-Kuan Chen, Stephen Hough, Lang Lang, Robert Levin, Russell Sherman, Fou T’song, among others. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Wang was chosen as a winner of the annual Lilian Fuchs Memorial Chamber Music Competition three times at the Manhattan School of Music. Mr. Wang has also attended numerous music festivals, including the International Piano Festival in Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Music Festival at Walnut Hill in Boston, and PianoSummer at New Paltz International Institute and Festival.
An inspiring teacher, Wang has worked with students of different age, level and cultural background. As a doctoral student and a teaching fellow at Manhattan School, he has been teaching both elective piano course and required piano lessons. He is also a former faculty in the LX Music School. He started teaching back in high school and his students has passed all levels of ABRSM test, as well as winning prizes in the AADGT and other competitions. Wang also have helped students preparing for auditions for Conservatories and music major in the Universities, such as Shanghai Conservatory, Northwestern University and Manhattan School of Music.
Mr. Wang received his Bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, his Master’s degree and Professional Studies Certificate from the Manhattan School of Music as a student of Mr. Phillip Kawin. He is currently in the Doctoral Program at Manhattan School of Music, where he is continuing his studies with Mr. Kawin.