Maine Public Broadcasting’s Suzanne Nance visited with Liang Wang (Idyllwild Arts Academy ’99) at length in a 36 minute interview. Interspersed with performances, the ranging interview covers his work at Bowdoin International Music Festival, his coming to America, and his work.
Wang came to America alone at age 15 at the urging of an Oboe company executive. At 7:39 of interview, Wang talks about the arrival of his I-20 student visa, airplane ticket, and full scholarship to Idyllwild Arts Academy (Idyllwild, CA).
He gives great credit to Idyllwild’s ESL program and the many wonderful people along his journey to professional musician.
Wang is, among other positions, the Principal Oboe of the New York Philharmonic.