Music has taken Alyssa Wang all across the world. She has played in venues internationally in Great Britain, Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, and Norway. First place winner of the Pacific Musical Society competition and the Contra Costa String Association Competition in California, she has performed before many audiences and collaborated closely with renowned teachers such as Stephen Barratt-Due, Dora Schwartzberg, Stephen Clapp, Wei He, and many more. She was first violinist in the award winning Échappé String Quartet at the San Francisco Conservatory. She has served as concertmaster in orchestras such as the San Francisco Youth Symphony Orchestra, Berkeley Youth Orchestra, and worked under the baton of prestigious conductors such as Simon Rattle, Michael Tilson Thomas, Gerard Schwarz, Joseph Silverstein, Alasdair Neale, and more. During the summer, Alyssa has attended numerous music festivals such as Music@Menlo, Valdres, Credo, Youth Music International, and a study in Dalcroze Eurhythmics. Currently, she participates in a Pittsburgh music organization called Musicians with a Musician, and provides free concerts to underprivileged people around the city. She especially enjoys exploring contemporary music and hopes to help others appreciate what recent music has to offer. Alyssa studies with Andres Cardenes (Concertmaster, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, 1988-2010) at Carnegie Mellon as an undergraduate major in violin performance.