AGE: 9 Years Old
HOMETOWN: New Canaan, CT
Cary Wang, 9-year old third grader from New Canaan CT, has been invited to perform in Carnegie Hall seven times in last 18 months. Young pianist began exploring piano at the age of five. Currently he studies with Mrs. Felicia Feng Zhang of Greenwich, CT. His dedication to piano and passion for music is remarkable for his young age. Cary loves to play piano and practices every day couple hours even on family vacations, as he often says making music takes him to a different world! He plays with a rare combination of focus, energy and maturity beyond his young age.
At the age of 6, Cary was selected as the First Place Winner of American Protégé International Music Talent Competition Fall 2015 and made his debut with Claude Debussy's "Le Petit Nègre" at Carnegie Hall December 2015. Since then, he has won many state-level, national and international piano competitions as the First Place winner, including Golden Key International Music Festival, Little Mozart Competition, Great Composer Competition – Masters of Piano Sonata and Best Mozart Performance , American Protégé International Competition of Romantic Music, London Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition at Royal Albert Music Hall of London, Crescendo International Competition, and AADGT International Young Musicians Festival “Passion of Music 2017”, etc.
March 2017, Cary was invited to join the prestigious Yamaha Artist Mr. Jose Ramon-Mendez and perform at 6@6 Yamaha Piano Concert Series curated by Yamaha Artist Ms. Mirian Conti. Cary also regularly performs as either solo or part of ensemble at senior centers, mall and schools to share the joy of music with everyone!
In June 2016, Cary was honored in the National Piano Guild for his live performance of fourteen Sonatina movements by memory and won special Gold Sonatina Medal plaque with top rating of “Superior Plus” for his perfect scores from the judge. In December 2016, he accomplished Piano Level 6 Assessment or Royal Conservatory Music Development Program with Honor.
As a second grader, Cary also enjoys swimming, chess, golf and fencing. He is on New Canaan YMCA Caimans swim team as one of the youngest swimmers. Cary regularly competes in regional swimming competition as well as chess tournaments.
Congratulations to Cary on being 1st Place Winner
of Darien's Got Talent 2018!
Live stream of the Talent Show below - see Cary's performance at 1:49:36
Chopin's Valse Brillante Op. 34. No.3
Cary performing Mozart's Rondo in D Major k.485
Cary's Recent Accomplishments:
January 2017 – First Place Winner of Great Composers Competition Best Mozart Performance
January 2017 – One of two Gold Medal Winners of Age Group 7-8, the 17th the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) International Young Musicians Festival “Passion of Music 2017”
Performed at Winners Concerts at Carnegie Hall on March 12, 2017
February 2017 – Gold Medal Winner (age group of 8-9) of 2017 Golden Key International Music Festival
Performed Winners Concerts at Carnegie Hall on June 3rd, 2017
March 2017 - Honorable Mention (age group of 8-12) 2017 Chopin International Competition, Hartford CT
March 28, 2017 - Invited to perform as the young pianist at Yamaha Artist 6@6 Pianist Concert Series chaired by Yamaha Artist, the Juilliard School Faculty, Ms. Mirian Conti
June 2017 - 3rd Solo Concert, Summer Joy, for his school friends and teachers and all the seniors at the New Canaan Inn, Waveny Lifecare Network
August 2017 - Accomplished Royal Music Development Program Music Theory Level 6 Assessment with Honor
October 2017- Silver Award of 2017 Chinese Teen Talent TV Show hosted by Sinovision, Age group of 8-10 for Instrument
November 2017- the Second Place of 2017 American Fine Arts Festival Golden Era of Romantic Music International Competition, Age group of 6-10.
December 10, 2017 - America Fine Arts Festival, Carnegie Hall (8th Carnegie Hall Performance)