Cellist Jessica Wang is an active performer with a wide array of musical interests and experience. She enjoys playing music of all genres, from classical to musical theatre to pop/rock and beyond. With various ensembles, she has performed at many distinguished venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, NJPAC, the Santa Barbara Bowl, the Naumburg Bandshell, the Prospect Park Bandshell, the Public Theater, Joe's Pub, Feinstein's/54 Below, the Green Room 42 and NBC Studios.
In 2017-2018, Jessica toured the country on the first national Broadway tour of An American in Paris, performing in 24 different cities. She has also held the cello chairs in the Off-Broadway productions of We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time at the Public Theater and Pericles at the Theatre for a New Audience. She currently subs on shows both on and off Broadway, including Wicked and Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish.
Other musical theatre credits include performances at the Signature Theatre and the American Theatre of Actors. Jessica has appeared in several episodes of the award-winning Amazon series Mozart in the Jungle, as well as on Saturday Night Live with musical guest, Shawn Mendes. The live performance can be viewed here.
As a soloist, Jessica has performed the Lalo Cello Concerto with the High Mountain Symphony and Popper's Hungarian Rhapsody with the New Jersey Youth Orchestra. She has also been featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top as both a soloist as well as in collaboration with world-renowned violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg. During past summers, Jessica has been a fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, the Aspen Music Festival, the Music Academy of the West, the Bowdoin International Music Festival and the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria.
In addition to performing, Jessica is a passionate and dedicated music educator. As someone who grew up surrounded by music, she strongly believes in the positive and lasting effects of music during a child's growth and development. Jessica has taught with the Music Institute of Long Island, the Youth Orchestra of St. Luke's, the Harmony Program, the Harvard-Radcliffe Musical Outreach to Neighborhood Youth (HARMONY) Program in Boston and the New Jersey Youth Symphony. She currently teaches private students of all ages and levels in the New York metropolitan area. Jessica received her Suzuki Teacher Training with master teacher Pamela Devenport at the School for Strings. Please visit her Contact page to inquire about lessons.
Jessica holds a B.A. in psychology from Harvard College and an M.M. in cello performance from The Juilliard School, where she was an Irene Diamond Graduate Fellowship Recipient student of Bonnie Hampton.