Chen Wang - Saxophonist

Chen Wang, originating from Beijing, China, celebrated for his compelling blend of classical and modern performances. His musical journey has led him to grace stages across Europe and China, captivating audiences with his dynamic range and artistic depth. 

In a testament to his exceptional skill, Chen has secured principal positions in several notable ensembles, including the Seattle Wind Orchestra, and the University of Washington Wind Ensemble from 2017 to 2018. As the principal Alto Saxophone at CNU Wind Ensemble from 2012 to 2014 and a co-founder of the CNU Alumni Wind Orchestra, Chen has consistently demonstrated his leadership and musical excellence. 

Chen's achievements extend to the international arena, where he has won prestigious awards such as the 1st place Golden Award in the Wind Music Competition in Beijing, the Ostrava Wind Music Competition in the Czech Republic, and the 3rd Beijing International Wind Music Festival. His prowess was further acknowledged with the Top Honor Award at My Music Festival in Germany. 

As an educator, Chen has made significant contributions to the field of musical education and research. His innovative work on Wind Band Educational function earned top honors in The Chinese Society of Education Research papers competitions. Chen's dedication to teaching is evident in his role as an instructor at Capital Normal University, where he has taught saxophone performance, chamber music, and musical theory. Notably, his students have frequently excelled, winning local competitions.

Currently Chen is pursuing his Doctoral of Music degree (D.M.A.) at the University of Washington, Chen also holds the double Master’s degree in Saxophone Performance(M.M) and Music Education(M.Ed.) from Capital Normal University, along with the double Bachelor’s degree in Music(B.M) and Geology(B.S). 

Chen's commitment to community service is highlighted by his volunteer work following the 2008 Wenchuan Earthquake in China, where he provided music therapy and saxophone lessons to child victims.