A pianist who radiates palpable magnetism and a distinctly contemporary sensibility, YUJA WANG is an astounding artist whose awe-inspiring technique is matched only by her eloquence as a musician. Since her breakthrough debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in 2007 while still a student at the Curtis Institute of Music, she has established herself as an international sensation and a fixture among the world’s leading orchestras, including those of Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Washington; the London Symphony Orchestra; Orchestre de Paris; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Berlin and Munich Philharmonics; Orquesta Nacional de España; Accademia di Santa Cecilia; Mariinsky Orchestra; the Israel and China Philharmonics; NHK Symphony; Melbourne and Sydney Symphonies; and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar. Championed early on by preeminent maestros including Gustavo Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas, and the late Claudio Abbado, she is one of today’s most sought-after soloists.
Outside the concerto repertoire, Yuja is additionally a fiercely dedicated chamber musician and recitalist, appearing at concert halls and festivals worldwide. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2009, Yuja has released three solo albums and two concerto recordings to date, garnering two Grammy nominations. Intriguing the public both with her artistry and with her sense of style, Yuja has been the subject of television documentaries and graced the pages of magazines ranging from arts and culture to fashion.
Born in Beijing in 1987, Yuja began piano lessons at the age of six and completed studies at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, Calgary’s Mount Royal College Conservatory, and Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute. Yuja is a Rolex ambassador and a Steinway Artist.