Yuja Wang

Born Feb 10, 1987

Yuja Wang is a Chinese classical pianist. She was born in Beijing, began studying piano there at age six, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing.

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1987 Birth Born on February 10, 1987.
1995 8 Years Old Although there are reports Wang released a debut CD in 1995, there is little information available about it. … Read More


1998 - 2002 3 More Events
2003 16 Years Old In 2003, Wang made her European debut with the Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, Switzerland, playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 under the baton of David Zinman.
2005 18 Years Old 1 More Event
She made her North American debut in Ottawa in the 2005/06 season, replacing Radu Lupu performing that Beethoven concerto with Pinchas Zukerman conducting.
2006 19 Years Old In 2006, Wang made her New York Philharmonic debut at the Bravo! … Read More


2007 20 Years Old In March 2007, Wang's breakthrough came when she replaced Martha Argerich in concerts held in Boston. … Read More
2008 21 Years Old 1 More Event
At age 15, Wang entered the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she studied for five years with Gary Graffman and graduated in 2008. … Read More
2009 22 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2009, she performed as a soloist with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra, which was led by Michael Tilson Thomas at Carnegie Hall. … Read More
2011 24 Years Old In a review of Wang's 2011 Carnegie Hall debut, The New York Times wrote: … Read More
2012 25 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Wang toured with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Zubin Mehta in Israel and the U.S., with a performance at Carnegie Hall in New York in September.
2013 26 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 2013, Wang performed and recorded Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 and Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 3 with Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Venezuelan Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar.
2015 28 Years Old Wang made her Berlin Philharmonic debut in May 2015, performing Sergei Prokofiev's 2nd Piano Concerto with Conductor Paavo Järvi. … Read More
In a departure from her previously predominantly Russian repertoire, she played Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9, the Jeunehomme, in February 2016 at David Geffen Hall in New York on four successive nights with Charles Dutoit conducting, then, in her debut with the Vienna Philharmonic under Valery Gergiev in Munich and Paris.
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