Dr Yuyan Wang is an active performer and educator whose interest encompass all that the world of percussion has to offer. After completing her undergraduate degree at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, she joined the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra for three seasons and then moved to Australia to undertake postgraduate study at the Queensland Conservatorium.
While in Australia, Yuyan founded Sonamus (a variable percussion duo/trio/ensemble setup) and regularly performed with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra as guest principal timpani and section percussion. She also won first prize in the Australian Percussion Duo Competition and second prize in the Solo Marimba Competition, and 2nd prize in the timpani section of the 2009 Fermo International Percussion Competition (Italy). Yuyan completed her Doctorate in 2011, was awarded Australian Permanent Residency via the Distinguished Talent subclass in 2012, and worked for and completed her post-doctorate at Queensland Conservatorium in 2014.
That same year she returned to China to share her acquired knowledge with the quickly developing arts sector, initially joining the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra while also being appointed Adjunct Professor of Percussion at Shanghai Conservatory and Soochow University School of Music, and on the committee of IPEA International Percussion Education Association.
After appointments as Associate Professor in Percussion at Zhaoqing University, Principal Timpani and Percussion of the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra, and while continuing to teach at Shanghai Conservatory, Yuyan recently started to focus on the solo and chamber performance side of her varied career, re-energising performances with Sonamus Percussion and commissioning works by a variety of international composers including Eric Sammut, Julian Yu, Aldo Forte and a number of emerging Chinese composers. She is also affiliated with the Shanghai, China Marimba, Guangdong and Gansu Musicians (Percussion) Associations.
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