Beibei Wang is a virtuoso percussionist who has been meteoric rising in the classical
music world. She is an international soloist with both Chinese and British musical education background, received double Master Degrees at Central Conservatory of Music (China) and Royal Academy of Music (UK). Her debut recital live DVD was released in 2011. Beibei was selected in the top fifty Chinese musicians recommended list in the “Sound of East” project by China Ministry of Culture in 2013. Recently, she was awarded Exceptional Talent by Art Council England.
She tours around the world and performs worldwide with numerous greatest conductors, orchestras and artists. Her musical sensibility of Chinese heritage and Western avant-garde influences serve her motto to challenge herself in every concert. By exploring new possibilities and challenging assumptions from all fields, she and her collaborators have developed genre-defying projects, pushing boundaries and delighting audiences the world over.
In 2009, Beibei made her debut with BBC Symphony Orchestra UK premiered marimba concerto Sacred Fire by Tang Jianping at Barbican Centre, following her successful international debuts with Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra dell’ Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart Philharmonic, MDR Leipzig, China Philharmonic, Orchestra della Toscana. Beibei was featured as the percussion soloist in Grammy and Oscar winner Tan Dun’s Organic music trilogy Water Concerto, Paper Concerto and world premiered Earth Concerto in 2009 Grafenegg festival in Austria with Kristjan Järvi and Tonkünstler Orchestra. In 2010, Beibei performed Water Concerto at UN General Assembly Hall with the Alliance of Asia-Pacific Region Orchestra. In 2011, Beibei made her debut in The Edinburgh International Festival with Kent Nagano and Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal. In 2013, She performed Water Concerto in celebration of “World Water Day” with The Netherlands Symphony Orchestra at UNESCO, Paris.
Beibei’s performance has been described by The Guardian as “brilliant” and “[demonstrating] unimpeachable command”.
“The Young Chinese virtuoso Wang Beibei is nothing if not flamboyant.”
—— The Times
“Beibei’s rhythmic energy was captivating and relentless. The lengthy cadenzas were fascinating”.
—– Musical Criticism.com