Canadian violinist Marie Wang received a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from McGill University, studying with Mauricio Fuks, and a master’s degree in performance from Northern Illinois University, where she studied with Mathias Tacke and Shmuel Ashkenasi. She holds an Artist Diploma from the Juilliard School and also was a student of Donald Weilerstein at the Cleveland Institute of Music. Prior to her appointment at NIU, she was an Artist in Residence at Indiana University South Bend.
Professor Wang is a founding member of the Avalon String Quartet, and, as a member of the quartet, she has captured top prizes at the Concert Artists Guild and Munich ARD international competitions. The quartet has been invited to perform at Wigmore Hall, Carnegie & Weill Halls, Alice Tully, 92nd St Y, Herculessaal (Munich),and the Library of Congress, among others. They have also appeared at festivals such as Caramoor, Mostly Mozart, La Jolla, Ravinia, Bath, and Aldeburgh.
Professor Wang served as a teaching assistant to the Juilliard Quartet while the Avalon Quartet held the Lisa Arnold Graduate Quartet Residency at the Juilliard School. The group held similar graduate residencies at the Hartt School (Emerson Quartet) and here at NIU (Vermeer Quartet).