The Jessie Wyatt Ethridge Chair
Lindi Wang, born in Taiwan, performed often with the North Carolina Symphony before joining the orchestra as an acting first violin for the 2021/22 season. She is a founding member of Vida Strings, a quartet based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. She holds a bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Chinese Culture University and a master’s degree in violin performance from East Carolina University.
Before coming to the United States, Wang was a member of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan as first violin, under music director Jahja Ling. She has performed with Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Joseph Silverstein, and Itzhak Perlman.
In the United States, Wang has served as Concertmaster for 15 years with the Raleigh Civic Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Orchestra. In the 2019/20 season, she was Assistant Concertmaster with Opera Carolina in Charlotte. She is also a frequent player for the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, North Carolina Opera, and Carolina Ballet, and performed as concertmaster with the Carolina Philharmonic in Weill Recital Hall at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
As an educator, Wang serves as adjunct violin instructor at North Carolina State University and maintains a private studio in Cary.
Wang performs on a violin made by Joseph Curtin in Ann Arbor, Michigan, which she commissioned in 2010.