Composer Xi Wang (Xi-family name, Wang-first name, pronounced "Shee Wong") has been considered as one of the most talented and active composers of her generation. Her music has been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra under Osmo Vänskä, the American Composers Orchestra under Jos¨¦ Serebrier, the Atlanta Symphony under Mei-Ann Chen, the Shanghai Philharmonic under Yongyan Hu, the Spokane Symphony under Morihiko Nakahara, the Proteus Ensemble under Sydney Hodkinson, the Voices of Change, the Tippet String Quartet, the Mark Pekarsky's percussion ensemble, the Pacific Music Festival Academy Percussion Ensemble, Maya Trio, and the DoublePlay, among others.
Xi Wang has received six prizes from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). Her music has been spotlighted on Minnesota Public Radio, Aspen Public Radio and Radio-China. She was the sole recipient of the 2006-2007 Robbins Family Prize in Music Composition for her exceptional merit and promise as a composer at Cornell University. Xi Wang was also one of the eight young composers featured in the project, New Voices from China, at the Bard College. Her other awards include: the first prize of the Fourth International Jurgenson Competition for Young Composers; the Tsang-Houei Hsu International Music Composition Award; the fifth edition of Northridge Composition Prize; the first prize of the "Music from China" International Composition Competition; the first prize of the "Ensemble X" competition.
As a conductor, Xi Wang has conducted a number of premieres of her own compositions as well as the music by her colleagues. She performs as a solo pianist as well as a chamber music player.
Xi Wang's music education started at the age of five, She received her B.M from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, M.M from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and D.M.A. from Cornell University. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Meadow School of Arts of Southern Methodist University.