Meet The Performers

Visiting Artist

Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang is widely recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation.  She has performed with many of the world’s prestigious orchestras including those of Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, in the U.S., and abroad with the Berlin Staatskapelle, China Philharmonic, Filarmonica della Scala, Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony, Orchestre de Paris, Orquesta Nacional de España, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, the NHK Symphony in Tokyo, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Santa Cecilia, among others.  Conductors with whom she has collaborated include Claudio Abbado, Barenboim, Dudamel, Dutoit, Gatti, Gergiev, Franck, Inkinen, Maazel, Mehta, Masur, Pappano, Salonen, Temirkanov and Tilson Thomas. Yuja regularly gives recitals throughout Asia, Europe and North America, and appears at summer chamber music festivals.

This season Yuja is artist-in-residence with Zurich's Tonhalle Orchestra, appearing in two weeks with Lionel Bringuier and a final week with Dudamel. She will also be featured in a two-week residency with the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Yuja performs Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 with both the Berlin and Munich Philharmonics, and returns to the Concertgebouw to work with Mariss Janssons. In the U.S. she is featured soloist on the London Symphony Orchestra tour with Tilson Thomas. Yuja continues her recital touring, worldwide. 

An exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon, Yuja's catalogue includes three sonata recordings, a concerto recording with Abbado and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, and a disc of Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff with Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra.  Most recently Yuja recorded the Brahms violin sonatas with Leonidas Kavakos for Decca Records. 

Yuja studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Ling Yuan and Zhou Guangren, the Mount Royal Conservatory in Calgary, and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Gary Graffman.  In 2010 she received the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

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