Fay Wang (Wang Feinan, aka. stage name FayKueen) is a multifaceted composer and performer from Beijing, now based in the United States. Her works have been performed internationally in Asia, Europe and the United States.
Musikverlag Doblinger, Vienna publishes her sheet music. Her album has been released in China and her music has been broadcast on China Central Television, Austrian National Broadcast and WQXR.
Fay has collaborated with ensembles including Bang On A Can All-Stars, the RIAS Youth Orchestra (Gerd Albrecht), Sinfonia Iuventus, Yale Philharmonic, Dinosaur Annex, Ensemble De Reihe, the Pit Stop Players, Galatea Quartett, loadbang, China Youth Symphony Orchestra and China Philharmonic Orchestra. Her compositions are performed at various venues including Merkin Concert Hall, Arnold Schoenberg Center, Berlin Concert House, Musikverein, Oper Graz, Joseph Haydn-Saal, as well as the Flea Theater, Yale Woolsey Hall, Zurich University of the Arts, Royal Danish Academy of Music, Yun Isang Memorial Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall and Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater, NYC. Recently she was a guest singer/pianist at the Steinway “Imagine” piano launch event in Shanghai.
Fay has received honors and awards from competitions including ASCAP Young Composer Award, China’s “Golden Bell” Award, “Governmental Award," "New Century Cup" Award and "Palatino Cup." Her commissions include the Classic Euro Young Festival, Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music, Beijing Modern Music Festivals, Beijing Chamber Music Festival, Beijing Dance Academy, and the Cantonese Song and Dance Troupe.
Recently she was selected to be one of the recipients of a major musical foundation in China, Edifier Musician Foundation. Her upcoming projects including a commission by the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in collaboration with Dartmouth's Biology Department; a symphonic poem commissioned by Shanghai Spring International Music Festival; a new piece composed for New York based cellist Ashley Bathgate; and, as composer and co-producer, the RiteNow project – a Centennial Celebration of the "Rite of Spring” in collaboration with Yale’s young composers.
Fay’s creative work spans a variety of genres, including concert music, theater, film scoring, ethnic music and experimental pop. In addition she has created her own unique Monodrama Series. Recently she has been working on her debut EP of alternative pop. Fay also frequently performs in various styles as vocalist for other composers.
Fay Wang holds degrees from the Central Conservatory of Music (BA '08) where she studied composition with professor Xiaogang Ye, and the Yale School of Music (MM '10 / AD ‘12) where she received the Ezra Laderman Prize and John Day Jackson Prize. She is currently a DMA candidate at Boston University.