William Wang is currently a sophomore (15 years old) at North Allegheny Intermediate High School. He started violin lessons as he was turning 8, and is currently studying violin with Ms. Monique Mead. He has also played the piano. In 2013, he won 2nd place at the Duquesne Young Artists National Competition for violin, as well as being selected into the final round of the WQED Musical Kids contest twice, once for violin (2013) and once for piano (2014). In 2015, he performed a violin duet with the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra at their “Perfect Pitch” concert. He also won the Pittsburgh Civic Orchestra Young Artist Solo Competition and performed the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto with the PCO. In 2016, he won the Pittsburgh Philharmonic Orchestra Young Artist Concerto Competition and performed the same piece with the PPO. He also won the 3rd prize of the 2016 American Protégé International Concerto Competition for age category 13 to 18. In the same year, he joined the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and is currently the concertmaster. Aside from violin, William enjoys playing board games, is a passionate basketball player, and an avid sports fan.