Yuja Wang began summer 2018 with a performance of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Andris Nelsons, followed by a tour with the Berlin Philharmonic and Kirill Petrenko and a program featuring Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3. This autumn’s engagements include an extensive recital tour to South America as well as several concerts with the Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev in Asia. The upcoming season sees her in residence as a Carnegie Hall “Perspectives” artist in addition to similar posts with the Vienna Konzerthaus and the Luxembourg Philharmonie. She also embarks on tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla. Other notable appearances include concerts in Istanbul, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago and Kotor. Spring 2019 sees Ms. Wang embark on a tour to Los Angeles, Seoul, and Tokyo with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to give the first-ever performances of John Adams’s newest piano concerto, and a US chamber tour with cellist and frequent collaborator Gautier Capuçon.
Yuja Wang was born into a musical family in Beijing. 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. She was named as Musical America’s Artist of the Year for 2017.
Ms. Wang made her San Francisco Symphony debut in February 2006 and became a Shenson Young Artist later that year. She was also the featured artist in the San Francisco Symphony’s 2010-11 Project San Francisco initiative. She can be heard on the San Francisco Symphony’s Masterpieces in Miniature album on SFS Media performing the Scherzo from Litolff’s Concerto symphonique No. 4.