Flutist Mingzhu Wang ’07MM has been in Zurich, Switzerland, since February, furthering her musical studies at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste with Prof. Phillipe Racine. On November 5, she won the fst prize in the flute division of the Tenth International Città di Chieri Music Competition for Young Performers.
The picture at left was taken at the winner's concert on November 7.
Flutist Mingzhu Wang is an experienced orchestral player, chamber musician and soloist. Born in Chengdu, China, Miss Wang grew up in a musical family. At age 10 she switched from piano to flute and began her studies with Hongjun Zhang. In 2001, Miss Wang enrolled in the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, winning first place in the entrance examination. In July of 2005 she received a Bachelor of Arts degree, winning the conservatory's most prestigious scholarship every academic year. While a student at the conservatory, Miss Wang won first place in the First National Flute Competition for Collegiate Artists. She received a Master of Music in flute performance from Yale in May 2007.