Yuja Wang

Biography

Born: February 10, 1987 in Beijing, China   Country: China   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Yuja Wang is one of those exceedingly rare pianists to have become a major international presence by her 21st birthday. Having performed by then with such orchestras as the New York, St. Petersburg, and China philharmonics, and the Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston symphony orchestras, she transitioned almost overnight from an unknown but hugely talented teenager to arguably the most famous Chinese-born female pianist. And with a multi-disc Read more recording contract with DG and a schedule of more than 100 concerts yearly, she is one of the busiest on the globe, as well. While she has had success in competitions, Wang owes her sudden fame mostly to her role as a fill-in for superstar pianists who cancel on short notice. Most famously, Wang substituted for Martha Argerich in the Tchaikovsky First with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in March 2007. The reviewers were ecstatic in their praise for her performance. The following year she substituted for Murray Perahia on a concert tour that garnered lavish critical acclaim from Boston to San Francisco. Wang's repertory is broad and quite eclectic, taking in works by Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, and others.

Yuja Wang was born in Beijing, China, on February 10, 1987. She began piano lessons at six and had later studies at Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music. She was a prizewinner in the Sendai International Music Competition in 2001. That same year she moved to Calgary, Canada, for studies at the Mount Royal College Conservatory.

Wang won the 2002 Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, after which she relocated to the U.S. for studies at the Curtis Institute under Gary Graffman. Her European debut was in Zurich, Switzerland, in 2003, when she performed the Beethoven Fourth with the Tonhalle Orchestra under David Zinman.

In February 2005, Wang launched her career as a "fill-in" when she substituted for Radu Lupu in Ottawa, Canada, for another performance of the Beethoven Fourth. In 2006 Wang was the recipient of the Gilmore Young Artist Award. Wang graduated from Curtis Institute in 2008, and went on that summer to give acclaimed performances of the Liszt B minor Sonata, Brahms Horn Trio, and Prokofiev First Piano Concerto at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The following year she was invited by Claudio Abbado to play the Prokofiev Third Piano Concerto at the Lucerne Festival. That acclaimed performance was issued on a EuroArts DVD in 2010.

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Biography

Born: February 10, 1987 in Beijing, China   Country: China   Period: 20th/21st Centuries
Yuja Wang is one of those exceedingly rare pianists to have become a major international presence by her 21st birthday. Having performed by then with such orchestras as the New York, St. Petersburg, and China philharmonics, and the Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston symphony orchestras, she transitioned almost overnight from an unknown but hugely talented teenager to arguably the most famous Chinese-born female pianist. And with a multi-disc Read more
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
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Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.3 In D Minor, Op.30 - 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16 - 1. Andantino
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16 - 2. Scherzo (Vivace)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16 - 3. Intermezzo (Allegro moderato)
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.2 In G Minor, Op.16 - 4. Finale (Allegro tempestoso)
1. Počme in F sharp
1. Počme in F sharp
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Introduction
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 1
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Theme
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 2
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 3
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 4
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 5
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 6
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 7
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 8
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 9
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 10
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 11
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 12
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 13
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 14
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 15
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 16
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 17
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 18
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 19
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 20
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 21
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 22
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 23
Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 - Variation 24
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 1. Moderato
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 2. Adagio sostenuto
Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18 - 3. Allegro scherzando
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Three Movements For Piano (1921) / Scene 1 - Russian Dance
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Three Movements For Piano (1921) / Scene 2 - Petrouchka's Room
Stravinsky: Petrouchka - Three Movements For Piano (1921) / Scene 4 - The Shrovetide Fair
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Thema. Non troppo presto
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation I
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation II
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation III
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation IV
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation V
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation VI
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation VII
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation VIII
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation IX
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation X
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation XI: Andante
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation XII
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation I
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation II: Poco animato
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation V
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation VI: Poco piů vivace
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation VII
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation VIII: Allegro
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation X: Feroce, energico
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation XI: Vivace
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation XII: Un poco Andante
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation XIII: Un poco piů Andante
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation III
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 2 - Variation IV: Poco Allegretto
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation XIII: Vivace e scherzando
Brahms: Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35 / Book 1 - Variation XIV: Allegro - Presto, ma non troppo


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