Wang Dandan

Section Viola

Wang Dandan started her violin study at the age of six. When she was 16, she switched to viola study with Xi-Di Shen. In 2010 Wang Dandan started her undergraduate study in Shanghai Conservatory of Music with scholarship, where she was a student of Nian Liu.

In the summer of 2013 and 2014, Dandan served as Associate Principal Viola of the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO), one of the most successful youth orchestras in the world. With AYO, she has played in some of the most famous concert halls in Asia.

She performed in the Chamber Music Festival hosted by Shanghai Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2010. In 2015, she was invited by renowned Chinese composer Tan Dun to perform his chamber music pieces in Shanghai and Beijing.

In January 2015, Dandan began her study in San Francisco Conservatory of Music as a graduate student. She is a student of Jay Liu, Associate Principal Viola of the San Francisco Symphony. In July 2016, she was admitted to the Pacific Music Festival, one of the most famous festivals in the world. She served as Viola Principal, performing with maestro Valery Gergiev, violinist Leonidas Kavakos, and also with musicians from Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Metropolitan Opera, National Symphony and San Francisco Symphony.

After she graduated from San Francisco Conservatory, Dandan was a substitute violist for San Francisco Symphony. She is also a fellow of the San Jose Opera.