Susanna Wang is a passionate and experienced music educator and performer based in Houston, Texas. Recent concert highlights include a trio performance entitled "Folk Journeys" at Archway Gallery and a faculty performance with cellist Fang Daniels for Lone Star College’s Spring Faculty Gala. She is a founding member of AURORA – a harp, flute, and cello ensemble embracing classical repertoire while championing contemporary music by emerging composers. Previously, she performed with Shoso Duo – a shakuhachi and harp ensemble merging western and eastern cultures and music – and The New Houston Harp Ensemble.
Susanna served as principal harpist with the Central Texas Philharmonic from 2016 to 2021 and also plays on occasion with the Symphony of Southeast Texas. In addition to performing, she maintains a private harp and piano studio and takes great delight in training and mentoring young musicians. Susanna also teaches music classes at Lone Star College, is adjunct harp faculty at Sam Houston State University, is on faculty at the Houston Summer Harp Festival, and music directs at King's Cross Church.
For Susanna, music is a medium for self-expression, a means of bringing beauty into the world, and a way to connect with other people. This is why she enjoys performing concerts, teaching, and playing for weddings and special events. Her work as a freelance musician has taken her to all kinds of places to meet all kinds of people. She has been to stylish venues such as the Petroleum Club and St. Regis Hotel as well as relaxed spaces like a barn in Fayetteville and Eastern Glades Park. Susanna is available to play for church services, weddings, receptions, corporate parties, graduations, funerals, or musical productions. It is her delight to perfectly complement the atmosphere of your event and to meet your personal tastes with a specially tailored assortment of music.
Susanna was a winner of the Concerto/Aria Competition at Stephen F. Austin State University in 2013, a 1st place winner of the Mildred Milligan Harp Competition in 2010, winner of the Jan Pennington Gray Harp Scholarship in 2008, first chair harpist for the All-State Symphony Orchestra in 2007, and winner of the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Concerto Competition in 2005. She received a Master's in Harp Performance from Stephen F. Austin State University where she studied with Ms. Emily Mitchell.