Artist picture of Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang

9 883 fans

Artist's top tracks

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: III. Largo Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang 03:37
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7 : Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7 - II. Andante Yuja Wang, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Kurt Masur, Felix Mendelssohn 05:00
China Gates Yuja Wang 04:39
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7 : Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7 - III. Presto Yuja Wang, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Kurt Masur, Felix Mendelssohn 06:31
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7 : Mendelssohn: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25, MWV O7 - I. Molto allegro con fuoco Yuja Wang, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Kurt Masur, Felix Mendelssohn 06:57
Márquez: Danzón No. 2 (Transcr. Gómez-Tagle for Piano) Yuja Wang, Arturo Marquez 03:40
Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110, MWV Q16 : Mendelssohn: Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110, MWV Q16 - I. Allegro vivace Yuja Wang, Kirill Troussov, David Aaron Carpenter, Maxim Rysanov 11:01
Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110, MWV Q16 : Mendelssohn: Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110, MWV Q16 - II. Adagio Yuja Wang, Kirill Troussov, David Aaron Carpenter, Maxim Rysanov 04:49
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 : Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30 - I. Allegro ma non tanto Yuja Wang, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel, Sergei Rachmaninov 15:50
Chopin: Cello Sonata in G Minor, Op. 65: II. Scherzo Gautier Capuçon, Yuja Wang 04:48

Playlists

For every mood

Biography

Hailed by the 'San Francisco Chronicle' in 2012 as "quite simply the most dazzlingly, uncannily gifted pianist in the concert world today", Yuja Wang has captivated critics and audiences around the world since she was named Gilmore Young Artist Award winner at the age of 22 in 2005.

Born into a musical family in Beijing, she started to play the piano as a child and studied at the Chinese capital's Central Conservatory of Music and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Following success in competitions, she debuted in Europe playing Beethoven's 'Piano Concerto No. 4' with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich and in North America with the National Arts Centre Orchestra in Ottawa, Canada. She toured America with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Neville Marriner and also toured with the Royal Philharmonic and the Israel Philharmonic.

She made her recording debut with 'Sonatas & Etudes By Chopin, Scriabin, Liszt & Ligeti' in 2009 followed in 2010 by 'Transformation: Stravinksy, Scarlatti, Brahms, Ravel' which went to number 17 on Billboard's Classical Albums Chart. 'Sonatas & Etudes: Chopin, Scriabin, Liszt, Ligeti' (2010) reached number 21 and 'Rachmaninov' (2011) peaked at number 21. Her 2012 recording 'Fantasia' went to number nine on the chart as did 'Rachmaninov #3/Prokofiev #2' (2013) and 'Ravel' (2015). Her latest album 'Ravel: Complete Orchestral Works' was released in 2016. Her 2018 schedule included performances at venues in San Francisco, Montreal, Rome and Zurich.