Born into a family of double bassists in Harbin, China, Chunyang Wang is currently the Principal Double Bass of Arizona Opera and the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra as well as Section Bass with Lincoln’s Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Wang has given recitals across the United States, including recently at the Scottsdale Performing Arts Center, Tempe Center for the Arts, and Kerr Cultural Center. In addition to leading the double bass sections of AZ Opera and the SCSO, he has performed with the Phoenix and Tucson Symphonies. Dr. Wang served on the faculty of James Madison University, and has been a faculty member at the Philadelphia International Music Festival and Mt. Blanca Summer Music Conservatory.
As a soloist, Dr. Wang has won numerous competitions including the American String Teachers Association Double Bass Competition and the Arizona Double Bass Festival Solo Competition. He has been a two-time Finalist in the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition, and two-time semifinalist in the Bradetich Foundation International Solo Double Bass Competition, where his composition, Caprice for Solo Double Bass, was awarded Best Contemporary Performance.
Dr. Wang holds bachelor and master of music degrees from The Juilliard School where he studied with Timothy Cobb, and received his DMA from Arizona State University under Professor Catalin Rotaru.