Calvin Wang was originally born in South Africa in 1995 and began playing piano at the age of 7 after introducing himself to a music teacher who had come to his school. Thus began his pursuit into immersive world of music. With the help, support and guidance of his parents, he quickly advanced through the early stages of piano.
In 2007, after studying piano for a number of years and achieving high results in local competitions, Calvin entered the South African Championships of Performing Arts to expand his knowledge of the existing music world and to reach an understanding of his current skill level. Much to his surprise, he won the competition and subsequently went on to the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles in America where he won the Junior Instrumental World Champion Award.
Finding his then current teacher unable to advance Calvin further, he sought out Professor Joseph Stanford from the University of Pretoria where he was once again amazed and delighted to further his exploration of classical music under the wise guidance of the professor.
In 2010, Calvin and his family moved to Perth. Due to his piano still waiting to be shipped in from South Africa and living in an apartment where musical instruments were banned, Calvin was only able to practice on an old school piano early in the mornings and late in the afternoons after school had finished. During that year, Calvin sought out Fay where she began to guide him through a large variety or styles, through many composers and some of their greatest works across multiple time periods.
Calvin continues to enjoy playing piano, particularly finding joy in the works of Russian composers and hopes that he can further develop his skills to reach a mature understanding of the piano under the dutiful eye of Fay. He is currently studying at the University of Western Australia and regularly teaches piano.