Wang Ming

General Information

Year of Birth:  1962
Date of Birth:  14. January 1962
Place of Birth:  Taipei
Country of Birth: 


Ming Wang was born in Taipei, where she studied Chinese music at the Chinese Culture University. From 1986 she studied composition with Nan-Chang Chien in Taipei, and from 1989 electronic composition with Dieter Kaufmann at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, graduating with distinction in both areas of study in 1997 and 2003. Since 1989 she has been giving lectures in musicology, and has been teaching traditional Chinese music at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, and at the University of Vienna.


Ming Wang has worked with many renowned conductors, soloists and ensembles, and her instrumental and electronic compositions have been performed at several notable festivals, including the 1997 Keelung Modern International Music Festival in Taiwan, the Vienna Modern Festival, the Carinthian Summer, and the Styrian Autumn festivals in Austria. Among the numerous prizes she has received are the Austrian Federal Chancellery's state scholarship for composers, the city of Vienna's promotion prize, and an Honour Award from the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture.


PeriodEducationInstrumentTeacherEducation OrganisationLocation
1977 - 1982

Chinese Culture University: studies of European Arts, as well as Chinese instruments like Pipa und Guzheng

1986 - 1997

composition (Nan-Chang Chien)

1989 - 2003

compositional studies, graduation with distinction



1991 - 1997

master course for Computer Music und Electronic Media





since then: lectures in musicology

Ludwig-Maximilian-University: teaching acitivity in traditional Chinese music

teaching acitivity in traditional Chinese music

Performances (Selection)


numerous performances, among others at the international music-festivals such as the Keelung Modern International Music Festival in Taiwan 1997, Vienna Modern, Styrian Autumn and Carinthian Summer


PeriodAwardCompositionAwarding Organisation

numerous state scholarships

the City of Vienna's promotional award

honour award