Stradivari’s Heritage: Jing Wang competes for precious violin

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Photo: Photo courtesy of Jing Wang

Former Quebec City resident Jing Wang, 27, performed before the Canada Council of the Arts in the hope of winning the privilege of playing a priceless Stradivarius violin for the next three years.

The Canada Council for the Arts will announce the winners of 2012 Musical Instrument Bank competition from among 30 finalists on Wednesday, September 26. One of the finalists who competed in Toronto is violinist Jing Wang who made his debut here with the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec at the tender age of 9. Jing lived in Quebec City for seven years and his family still lives here.