Ashley Wang is a graduating senior who is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music at the University of Texas at Austin under Grammy-winner Professor Bion Tsang. She started her cello studies at age 8 with Eleonora Lopez, and later her husband, Emmanuel Lopez of the internationally-renowned Harrington String Quartet when she started high school. In addition to cello, she has been studying piano since she was four and a half years old from Dr. Sarah Kemmerling.
Ashley is equally passionate about performing and teaching music. She has started teaching cello and piano private lessons since 2015. Ashley has been trained to teach Suzuki Book 1 in cello with Dr. Alice Ann O’Neill (2018) and Book 2 and 3 with Dr. Andrea Yun (2019) at DFWWOW Suzuki Institute. She strongly believes in encouraging her students to become the best they can be in a healthy and productive learning environment. She has a lot of teaching experience with different ages ranging as young as 3 years old to high schoolers through the UT String Project. Ashley currently student teaches at Round Rock ISD teaching orchestra to Middle and High Schoolers.
Ashley gigs around the Austin area and was invited to perform with Kygo, internationally known as a DJ, songwriter, and record producer. Ashley has also played in Lab orchestra, University Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra at UT Austin. She is heavily involved in chamber music at UT and has founded the first freshmen-only piano trio of 3 years. She has played in masterclasses with Madeleine Kabat, assistant principal of Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Kenneth Freudigman, principal cellist of the San Antonio Symphony, and Mark Kosower, principal cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra and received coachings from the Harrington String Quartet and Miró String Quartet. She has also performed with the Chamber Music Amarillo Virtuosi Orchestra alongside Professor Jeffrey Lastrapes. In May 2016, she toured with the WTAMU Symphony Orchestra in Prague, Vienna, and Budapest as assistant principal cellist.
In addition to teaching and performing music, Ashley loves to cook, craft, eat good food, and travel with friends and family.