Music · Wunder-18

Derek Wang

“Carnegie Hall is where you turn from a person playing piano to a pianist.”


Derek Wang has performed in several prestigious concert venues across the country and taken lessons with many of the world’s finest pianists, including Lang Lang. Derek showed innate musicality at an early age and began piano lessons at age 5. Currently, he studies at the Juilliard School, majoring in piano under the tutelage of Matti Raekallio. Since 2011, he attends the Aspen Music Festival and School, studying with Veda Kaplinsky.

Derek was selected as a scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation when he was ten years old and performed at the foundation’s inaugural concert in New York City’s Town Hall. Together with Lang Lang and fellow young scholars, Derek has played works for four, six, and eight hands at Carnegie Hall and across the country, including performances at the groundbreaking YouTube Symphony concert and on the Oprah Winfrey show in 2009.

At age 13, Derek collaborated with Academy Award-winning producer of Peter and the Wolf, Hugh Welchman, performing the Etudes of Chopin live for the U.S. premiere of the animated film Magic Piano.

Wang enjoys bringing music to unconventional venues and has performed for school children in New York and Chicago. He also enjoys anything that has to do with cars, especially Formula 1.

Participation in CDI:

  • 2016

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