A pianist that 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. She has established herself as an international sensation and a fixture among the world’s leading orchestras, including Boston, 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 Claudia Abbado, she is one of today’s most sought after soloists.
Her 18/19 season includes engagements with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Versailles as well as the Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn, a tour with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Kirill Petrenko and a tour to Los Angeles, Seoul and Tokyo with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to give the first-ever performances of John Adams’ newest piano concerto under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.
Yuja has been named as Musical America’s Artist of the Year 2017.