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2006 GILMORE YOUNG ARTIST Yuja Wang
Critical superlatives and audience ovations have continuously followed Yuja Wang’s dazzling career. The Beijing-born pianist, celebrated for her charismatic artistry and captivating stage presence, performs with the world’s most venerated ensembles and conductors worldwide. In recital, she can be seen in renowned concert halls throughout North America, Asia, and Europe, as a soloist and in collaboration with internationally-recognized artists such as cellist Gautier Capuçon and clarinetist Andreas Ottensamer.
Ms. Wang was born into a musical family. After childhood piano studies in China, she received advanced training in Canada and at Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music under Gary Graffman. Her international breakthrough came in 2007 when she replaced Martha Argerich as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Two years later, she signed an exclusive contract with Deutsche Grammophon and has since established her place among the world’s leading artists, with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings.
She was named Musical America’s Artist of the Year in 2017.