Shi-Hwa Wang

Professor of Violin/Viola

Weber State University




Shi-Hwa Wang has been concertmaster of several professional orchestras including the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, the Ballet West and Utah Chamber Orchestra in Salt Lake City, and the Classical Music Festival Orchestra in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Shi-Hwa Wang is a graduate of Soochow University, Taiwan where he studied violin with Cheu-Sen Chen. He holds Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Illinois (Champaign-Urbana) where his teachers included Yuri Mazurkevich, Catherine Tate, and Peter Schaffer. Additional violin studies include the late Raphael Bronstein at Manhattan School of Music; string pedagogy and violin with Robert Culver and Paul Kantor at the University of Michigan and; with Camilla Wicks and Stuard Canin at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. He also performed in master classes for Jaap Schroeder, Edward Melkus, Gerald Fischbach, Igor Ozim, Ivan straus, Donald McInnes, and Camilla Wicks.

Dr. Wang has been the violinist with the Essex Piano Trio at Wayne State University, and concertmaster of the Melkus Ensemble, Scandinavian Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra (Pop Concerts), and Illinois Opera Theater. In 1994, concert tours by the Formosan Duo and Wasatch Piano Trio included performances at the National Concert Hall in Taipei, cities of Kaohsiung, Taichung, Singcheu, and at the University of Singapore. He has performed as guest concertmaster / soloist with the Oklahoma Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, Weber State University Symphony Orchestra, and New American Symphony Orchestra. Performing tours as soloist with orchestra brought him to Shanghai, China in 2000 and 2005.

He is a founding member of the Formosan Violin-Piano Duo, the Wasatch Piano Trio, and the Kismarton String Quartet. He has done teaching and performing at the University of Michigan's American String Workshop, the Eastman School of Music's Summer Music Academy, and the University of Illinois. In 2009 he was invited as a visiting professor of violin at the Haydn Konservatorium, one of the six state-run music conservatories in Austria. He was also on the faculty of the International Workshops at Graz, Austria and Stavanger, Norway, and the Banff International Youth Orchestra Festival in Canada. He was a frequent adjudicator and clinician for the Kiwanis Festival in Calgary, Canada.

Considered as one of the most prolific violin teachers of his generation, Dr. Wang's violin students have been in the national finals of the Music Teachers National Association Performance Competitions three times. Many of his students are state competition winners of the Utah Music Teachers Association and the Utah American String Teachers Association. Every year his students are represented in the Concerto Night Concert of the Weber State University Orchestra. A resident of Ogden, Utah where he has been a violin professor of the Weber State University since 1990. Dr. Wang has students not only active as performers and teachers around the state of Utah, many have gone on to graduate schools for their Master of Music or Doctoral of Musical Arts degrees. Dr. Wang is past president of the Utah American String Teachers Association with National School Orchestras Association (ASTA with NSOA) and the Educator of the Year recipient for 2003-2004.



Sid and Mary Foulger International Music Festival


WSU ASTA Stringfest



Formosan Duo

Formosan Duo Classical Album

Franz Schubert: Sonata for Violin and Piano in A Major, D. 574

  • Allegro moderato
  • Scherzo
  • Andantino
  • Allegro vivace

Edward Elgar:

  • Salut d'amour, Op. 12
  • La Capricieuse (Morceau de Genre), Op. 17

Modest Musorgsky:

  • Hopak

Fritz Kreisler:

  • Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3

Camille Saint-Saens:

  • Havanaise, Op. 83

Edouard Lalo: Sonata for Violin and Piano, Op. 12

  • Allegro moderato
  • Andante con moto
  • Vivace



Formosan Duo Chinese Album

Three Pieces by Tyzen Hsiao

  Song of Taiwan


  Fantasy Hengchung


Traditional Chinese arranged by Li Quo-Chuen

  Singing Night Among the Fishing Boats


Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto by He Zhanhao and Chen Gang (1959)


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Shi-Hwa Wang

Weber State University

Chinese News  Esterhazy Palace, Eisenstadt, Austria.

 The Classical Music Festival is held in the palace every summer. I have been the concertmaster of the Classical Music Festival Orchestra since 1994.         The Kismarton String Quartet


Abravanel Hall, Salt Lake City

Haydnsaal, Esterhazy Palace, Austria

Taipei Symphony Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Taiwan


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