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Yuja Wang

Pianist
Female
Born Feb 10, 1987
Age 29
Hometown China
Nationality Chinese
Alma Mater Municipality of B...
Other Names 王羽佳 ; Wang, Yujia

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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CHILDHOOD

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

TEENAGE

1998 - 2001 2 More Events
2003 16 Years Old In 2003, Wang made her European debut with the Tonhalle Orchestra in Zurich, 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 the Beethoven concerto with Pinchas Zukerman conducting.
2006 19 Years Old In 2006/2007, she performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Houston Symphony, the Chicago Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony, the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Japan, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in the Netherlands, the China Philharmonic in Beijing and the Guangzhou Symphony and the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

TWENTIES

In March 2007, Wang replaced the legendary pianist Martha Argerich in concerts held in Boston. … Read More
On January 21, 2008, She played at Hill Auditorium in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and, to standing ovations, returned to the stage repeatedly for a triple encore that included Gluck's Mélodie from Orfeo (Wang's transcription, after Giovanni Sgambati), Rondo Alla Turca by Mozart (Volodos's transcription), and Rimsky-Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" (Georges Cziffra's virtuosic arrangement).
In January 2009, Wang signed an exclusive recording contract for five discs with Deutsche Grammophon. … Read More
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