Henry Wang, a high school senior in Beijing, China, is a composer and pianist whose music explores the relationship between humanity and technology. He started learning composition and piano performance at four at Yamaha Music School. Influenced by minimal music, computer music, and jazz, Wang’s compositions have been performed at Jordan Hall in Boston, MA; Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China; Pacific Spirit United Church in Vancouver, Canada; and more. His works are frequently featured in the Yamaha International JOC Selection, an annual showcase of exceptional original musical works. Wang was invited to attend the 2018 Yamaha JOC Master Class in Singapore, where he performed his composition as the sole representative of China. In 2023, Wang won the Vancouver Chamber Choir’s 16th Biennial Young Composers’ Competition.

Beyond his musical achievements, Henry has demonstrated excellence in computer science and has been exploring its intersection with music. His accomplishments include winning a Global Top 10 position in Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior 2022, the Best Student Award at the 2020 Beijing Bajian Science Talents Training Program, and first place in the 41st Beijing Youth Science Creation Competition.

In 2020, Henry co-founded the Beijing region of the Back to Bach Project, marking its inception in China. This international non-profit initiative is dedicated to advancing music and arts education for children. Henry has held various roles within the organization, serving as Co-Regional Director (2020-2022), Director of Global Operations (2022-2023), and currently holding the position of Senior Director of Global Operations.

Henry was co-president of the Beijing Academy Student Government from 2021 to 2023. He is now the Head Prefect of the Beijing Academy International Division Prefect Team. In recognition of his outstanding academic performance, achievements in music and computer science, and continuous school contributions, Henry was awarded the Beijing Academy Principal’s Special Award in November 2023.

Currently, Henry is studying composition under the guidance of Tiange Zhou and piano under Julan Wang.

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