Shiya Wang, piano
Shiya Wang appeared on Show 182, recorded in July 2008, at age 17.
Program bio for Show 182:
Shiya Wang (piano), 17, is a recipient of From the Top’s $10,000 Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. A native of China, she has always had a piano in her home and fondly remembers it being her “toy” as a young child. Shiya moved to the United States in 2005 to study at the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division under Julian Martin. This year, she won the Bachauer Piano Scholarship Competition and earned a full scholarship for her studies at Juilliard. A junior at the Professional Children’s School, Shiya has won awards for her writing. In her spare time, she has recently taken up the cello and enjoys reading, doing math problems, and volunteering.