The Poulenc Trio announced the appointment of Liang Wang as oboist. Wang is currently the principal oboist of the New York Philharmonic. Wang’s appointment to the Trio is the result of a year-long search to replace founding oboist Vladimir Lande, who in 2015 was named music director of the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra in Russia.
Wang, who appeared as a guest artist with the Poulenc Trio during the 2015-16 season, will make his debut as a permanent member of the group on September 18, 2016 in Newtown, CT. The concert in Newtown will also feature guest clarinetist David Shifrin, who will be making his first appearance with the Trio. Shifrin and the Trio will premiere a new work for clarinet, oboe, bassoon and piano, commissioned by the Trio from composer Viet P. Cuong.
Liang Wang joined the New York Philharmonic in September 2006 as Principal Oboe, Alice Tully Chair. Previously, he was principal oboe of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Santa Fe Opera, and San Francisco Ballet Orchestra; associate principal oboe of the San Francisco Symphony; and guest principal oboe of the Chicago and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras. He has performed as concerto soloist with the New York Philharmonic 24 times and is recipient of the Beijing International Music Festival Artist of the Year award.
Since its founding in 2003, the Poulenc Trio has performed in 45 U.S. states and at music festivals around the world, including the Ravello Festival in Italy, the San Miguel de Allende Festival in Mexico, and the White Nights Festival in Russia, where the group toured with and premiered two new works with violinist Hilary Hahn. In a recent review, the New York Times praised the Trio for its “elegant rendition” of Piazolla’s Tangos. The Washington Post said the trio “does its namesake proud” in “an intriguing and beautifully played program” with “convincing elegance, near effortless lightness and grace.”
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