Chinese young concert pianist Yaoying Wang has performed in major venues including the Purcell Room, South Bank Centre, The Steinway Hall London, Kings Place, St Martin-in-the-fields, St John's Smith Square, St James's Piccadilly, the Dukes Hall, David Jones Recital Hall, Marlow Piano Society, Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall, Liaoning Grand Theatre, the Blackheath Hall and Polish Hearth Club. She has also played piano concertos with several Orchestras across Europe and Asia and won top prizes including the Asian TOYAMA Cup Piano Competition and the Yamaha Piano Competition in China. She has recently been awarded the 2018 TL Raymond Russel Prize, the "2017 U.K. Ten Outstanding Chinese Young Person" Award by the Big Ben Award, UK; the First prize winner at the 2017 Leonard Smith and Felicity Young Duo Competition for Piano and Strings with her duo partner, violinist Elena Abad.
She participated in many international music festivals; such as London Master Class, Music Fest Perugia and Beijing international music festival. She had lessons with world-renowned musicians such as Mitsuko Uchida, Christopher Elton, Ilana Vered, Hamish Milne, Norma Fisher, John Perry, Pascal Roge, Pavel Nersessian, Pascal Nemirovsky, Ian Fountain, Jerome Rose, Olivier Gardon and many others.
Yaoying gave her first public performance aged seven. She studied with Prof. Danwen Wei, one of the few students of the great pianist Vladimir Horowitz. After being accepted by several world-class conservatories and receiving multiple scholarships, Yaoying decided to study the Royal Academy of Music in 2009. In 2013, she received Bachelor of Music degree with honours from the Royal Academy of Music and Master of Music degree from the Royal College of Music in 2015, studying with leading English pianist Colin Stone and international concert pianist Gordon Fergus-Thompson.
Currently, she just finished her Postgraduate Artist Diploma at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire. She has studied with piano professor, Deniz Gelenbe and the head of the keyboard department, Peter Tuite. She is also studying the Harpsichord with leading British harpsichordist, Steven Devine. During her study at TL, she was supported by the Leverhulme Arts Scholarship, the Alfred Kitchen Scholarship, Trinity Laban Award Scholar and Trinity College London Scholar Award.
As a piano teacher, all her students achieved their ABRSM grade results with Distinctions and won many prizes in international and national competitions.
Yaoying has been interviewed by major Chinese TV stations such as Xinhua News Agency, Europe Phoenix TV Station, etc. She has also appeared in magazines and newspapers such as "Beijing Times" and "Oversea Students" as a representative of Chinese outstanding young musicians.