New York-based cellist Jessica Wang is an active performer and educator with a wide array of musical interests and experience. She enjoys playing music of all genres, from musical theatre to classical 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 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 held the cello chair in the off-Broadway productions of We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time at the Public Theater (2019) and Pericles at the Theatre for a New Audience (2016).
Jessica has also performed in the orchestra pits of Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish and Jagged Little Pill.
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 enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels. 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, and well into adulthood. Jessica has taught both private lessons and group classes 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 received her Suzuki Teacher Training with master teacher Pamela Devenport at the School for Strings. Jessica currently provides private lessons in the New York Metropolitan area. 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.
*Video samples and resumé available upon request.