Foster Wang


Violinist Foster Wang has been praised by The New York Times for his “seductive” playing and by Musical Opinion for his “impressive virtuosity” and “playing of great assurance.” He is the newest member of the string section in “The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band in D.C., and has given solo recitals in such renowned concert halls as Wigmore Hall in London and the Auditorium du Louvre in Paris. A devoted chamber musician, Foster has performed with Yo-Yo Ma and members of the Silk Road Ensemble, and has been featured on the nationally syndicated radio program From the Top. Foster recently completed a fellowship at the New World Symphony in Miami, where he had the privilege of serving as concertmaster under such distinguished conductors as Michael Tilson Thomas.


A native of New York, Foster began his musical education at the age of four with his parents, both of whom were professional violinists in China. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and a Master of Music degree from the Juilliard School. His principal teachers include David Chan, Lynn Chang, Naoko Tanaka, and Rafail Sobolevsky.