Teresa Wang

Violin Instructor

Canadian violinist Teresa Wang is a passionate and versatile musician who strongly believes in the power of art to educate, connect, and affect change. She is a kind and dedicated teacher who guides students to their goals and desires in a patient and encouraging manner. Teresa has been a teacher for non-major students at Rice University and has taught violin and viola at the Whitby School of Music and Through the Staff. She maintains a private teaching studio and is currently a violin teacher at the Vivo Professional Music School.
Teresa is an active member of the Houston community, dedicated to making a positive impact in the area. She started performing with the Houston Symphony in 2021, where she is currently a contracted violinist. She is also a member of the DACAMERA Houston Young Artist Program, whose tagline is “Transformative Musical Experiences.” Her work with the organization focuses on proactive social engagement in the city of Houston and includes interdisciplinary concert events featuring a diverse range of composers, commissions and premieres of new music works, and arts-integrated education initiatives.
Teresa has garnered many awards through out her career and is a passionate performer. She was named the winner of Jeunesses Musicales Canada’s 2018 Peter Mendell Award and was a finalist at the 2019 Shean Competition and Prix d’Europe, where she was awarded multiple prizes. She won concerto competitions at the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra and Academy Chamber Orchestra, and has been a finalist at the McGill University Concerto Competition and the Golden Violin Competition. She also has numerous awards from the Canadian Music Competition and Kiwanis Music Festival.
As an avid chamber musician, Teresa has performed alongside artists such as Martin Beaver, John Novacek, Scott St. John, and Axel Strauss. She has been a member of the TAG duo with pianist Tong Wang since 2017. In 2020, the duo was featured in an Emerging Young Artist Residency at the Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance. After winning the 2018 McGill Chamber Music Competition with the Z4 Quartet, Teresa was invited to participate in a residency at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.
Teresa is an experienced orchestral musician and has been the concertmaster of the National Youth Orchestra of Canada, Shepherd School Orchestras, McGill Symphony Orchestra, and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. She has made solo appearances with the Academy Chamber Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. Teresa received her musical education at the Glenn Gould School’s Young Artist Academy, McGill University Schulich