Born in Taiwan and raised in the USA, Lillian Wang began her violin studies at the age of six. Under the tutelage of her primary teacher Jennifer Bellusci, Lillian received full scholarships from the Eastman School of Music and Northwestern University where she obtained her Bachelor, Master, and Certificate in Performance degrees. Lillian has studied with Professors Charles Castleman, Ilya Kaler and Gerardo Ribeiro, of whom she also served as Teaching Assistant. She has played in masterclasses led by Cho Liang Lin, Robert Lipsett, William Preucil, Zvi Zeitlin, Robert Chen, Oleh Krysa, and the Ying Quartet, among others.
Prior to joining the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in 2010, Lillian was First Violinist of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, Concertmaster of the YMF Debut Orchestra (Los Angeles) and Principal Second of the Chicago Civic Orchestra. She also was a substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicagoland Pops and Elgin Symphony Orchestras while in the USA. Her teaching appointments include faculty at Northwestern University Music Academy (USA), University College Sedaya International in Kuala Lumpur and currently School of the Arts (Singapore). While in Kuala Lumpur, Lillian also directed the Junior Violin Program, an outreach program developed by the MPO to nurture and support young local musicians.
Alongside her orchestra and teaching commitments, Lillian has appeared as a soloist with the California Philharmonic in a live broadcast performance and with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra as a concerto competition prize winner. Chamber performances include those with the MPO Chamber Soloists in Kuala Lumpur and Tokyo, MPO and SSO Chamber Concerts, and others in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seoul and Hong Kong. Lillian has also won numerous competitions including the VOCE, Taiwan Benevolent Association, SYMF, Palisades Symphony and Thaviu, among others; she was recipient of the prestigious Richard and Helen Thomas Award and the Civic Orchestra/ Northwestern University Fellowship.
Together with her violist husband in the SSO, Lillian continues her passion of outreach by connecting to young musicians locally and abroad through music.