HuiMin Wang

HuiMin Wang, piano

Teaching Statement
For school-aged students: Learn how to achieve excellence through the regimen of piano lessons from the start, as well as how to express one’s innermost feelings during the process of music-making.

For adult students: Come and enjoy the piano spa with HuiMin! Utilize the piano as a medium to express your emotions and fulfill yourself artistically.

Teaching Bio
HuiMin Wang started piano lessons at the age of four and studied violin starting at age eight. She attended Taipei’s municipal Class for Musically Gifted from elementary through middle school. She played viola with the Taipei Century Youth Orchestra, which won first prize in Vienna’s International Youth Music Festival competition, participated in the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, and toured Europe and Singapore in the summer of 1980. Upon winning the top prize at Taiwan National Piano Competition at age 14, Ms. Wang received the distinction of Excellence Award in Young Artistic Talents from the Ministry of Education of Taiwan. At age 16, she began her studies at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Munich, Germany. She furthered her studies with Bulgarian pianist and mentor Krassimira Jordan, first in Vienna and then at Baylor University. In 1991, Ms. Wang was the inaugural recipient of a graduate meritorious award in piano in recognition of the fulfillment of high performance standards at Baylor, and went on to complete a Master of Music degree. She received a Graduate Diploma in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory, and later held a position as staff pianist and opera coach, 1994-98, at The Hartt School, University of Hartford in Connecticut.

Ms. Wang joined the piano faculty at South Shore Conservatory (SSC) in 1998 and has served as Piano Department Chair, Dean of Students, and Advisor to the President. During her tenure, she has led and pioneered programs such as the Concerto Competition, Piano Solo Competition, Workshop and Recital Series, Summer Chamber Academy, and has facilitated bringing famed artists to SSC for concerts and master classes regularly. Ms. Wang’s students continuously represent SSC in performances and events, are frequently winners at SSC’s Concerto Competition, and have performed as soloists with the Atlantic Symphony Orchestra (formerly known as the Hingham Symphony Orchestra), Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, and SSC’s own Evening Under the Stars Festival Orchestra. Her students have won awards at Massachusetts Music Teachers Association Bay State Contest, Steinway Society Piano Competition, Russian Music Competition, and have performed in such prestigious venues as Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. In 2010, Ms. Wang was recognized with an award for her outstanding service to the Conservatory, and in 2013 she received the “Music Is…Award” for outstanding faculty service and teaching. 

Performance Bio
HuiMin Wang is an active collaborative artist, and has appeared in concerts and festivals with various renowned artists throughout the United States, Taiwan, and China. She has performed in venues such as the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C., the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Jincheng Palace of Fine Arts in Chengdu, and the Recital Hall at the Grand Theatre in Shenzhen.   

Ms. Wang is an avid chamber musician and loves working with singers, and especially enjoys exploring the literature of Lieder and songs. She has been featured numerous times live on WGBH Boston, and recorded for both NPR’s Alamo Classics and Boston Records labels. Wang premiered Gunther Schuller’s Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano in 1999, and has been featured on several First Monday concerts and faculty performances at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, and in concerts at Harvard University’s Sanders Theater. She appears regularly with her musician friends in the greater Boston area.