Zhiyi Wang is a multi award-winning composer who has composed a number of works in different genres, including contemporary classical, film and TV score, modern ballet, musical, world music, and pop music. His music has been performed by prestige artists and leading ensembles including Yuri Bashmet, Lang Lang, Lorin Maazel, China National Symphony Orchestra, Brno Philharmonic, Senzoku Gakuen New Philharmonic, Moscow Soloists, Lviv Chamber Orchestra, Eighth Blackbird, Lemberg Sinfonietta, Villiers String Quartet, as well as many others throughout Asia, North America, and Europe.
In contemporary domain, Zhiyi has won top prizes from Red Note International Composition Competition, International Alfred Schnittke Composition Competition, Senzoku Gakuen International Composition Competition, Malta International Composition Competition, International Franz Liszt Competition for Composers, International Sergei Slonimsky Composition Competition, and International Antonín Dvořák Composition Competition. He was a recipient of the Grawemeyer Fellowship as well as the Outstanding Young Alumni Award from Oberlin College. Zhiyi has been Composer-in-Residence at the Shanghai Opera House, the National Sun Yat-sen University in Taiwan, Sacrarium International Composers’ Forum in Ukraine and the International Contemporary Arts Academy in Romania. He frequently receives commissions from various orchestras, festivals, and organizations. Zhiyi serves as a faculty at the Virginia Commonwealth University Global Summer Institute of Music.
Regarding film music, Zhiyi works with most acclaimed film directors in Asia, including Kaige Chen, Yimou Zhang, and Hark Tsui. His film score garnered the Gold Medal from Global Music Awards, as well as nominations from the World Soundtrack Awards and Hollywood Music In Media Awards.
As a core member of the music crew in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, Zhiyi composed various music programs for the Opening Ceremony. His immense contribution to the spirit of the ceremonies has been officially acknowledged by the Beijing Olympic Organizing Committee.
Zhiyi holds degrees in music composition from Oberlin College Conservatory and the University of Louisville, and he currently lives in Los Angeles.