Kenny Wang is a leading violist in New York City and the tri-state area. Performing at venues anywhere from the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall with orchestras, to sold out venues such as Radio City Music Hall with bands, Kenny meets the demands of today’s music industry while contributing and cultivating the classical musical presence throughout New York City and it’s tri-state area. Kenny Wang currently leads as principal violist for several orchestras and ensembles.
Additionally, Kenny has extensive collaborative recording and live performance experience with NYC bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s for iTunes and MoMA, TV on the Radio for Grammy Nominated Album Nine Types of Light, and appearing live on the David Letterman Show with acts Nicole Atkins and Zedd. Kenny Wang can also be seen on the sets of NBC’s 30 Rock, and FX sitcom Rescue Me; in addition to commercial soundtrack for television ads like Calvin Klein and Budweiser. Film soundtrack credits include the critically acclaimed documentary film “The Lottery” shown at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Chamber ensemble credits include a performance of ‘…explosante-fixe…’, composed and conducted by Pierre Boulez hailed by the NY Times as a: “…brilliant performance… a high point of the concert season.” Kenny has had the privilege of working with Glenn Dicterow, Dan Avshalamov (American String Quartet), Ruth Laredo, Gerald Robbins, Amadeus Quartet, Rainer Moog (former Principal of Berliner Philharmoniker), Isidore Cohen (Juilliard Quartet), Cavani Quartet for chamber music; and has performed extensively with baroque harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper.
Kenny Wang received his Bachelors of Music from the Manhattan School of Music as a Merit Scholarship student of Karen Dreyfus. During his studies, Kenny has served as Principal of the Manhattan School of Music Opera and for Manhattan School of Music Chamber Sinfonia, and has played under a wealth of esteemed conductors of our time, from nationally and internationally renowned symphony orchestras and operas. Masterclasses on viola with Kim Kashkashian, Roberto Diaz, Bruno Giuranna, Atar Arad, Robert Vernon.