When Yuja Wang made her last minute debut with the NAC Orchestra in February, Le Droit wrote: “Fluid technique, transparent articulation, a silvery touch, without in any way detracting from the strong character of the Beethoven – all this she delivered to the fascination of her listeners…. A star is born.”
This praise joins recent comments from The New York Times that Wang “performed with an assurance that belied her age, displaying a clean, sparkling technique and plenty of strength but also a fine sense of rhythmic freedom” and from the New Yorker that “she had total command of the sometimes sadistically difficult [Schubert] C-Minor Sonata, and she conveyed a kind of joy in the challenge of it.”
Yuja Wang was born in Beijing in 1987. She has been a frequent prizewinner in National and International competitions, including first prize in the Huapu Cup National Piano Competition, the First “Mido” Concours De Tiano Sino-Francais, the Xinghai Cup National Piano Competition and the Veo Internacional Primer Premio in Spain. She released her debut CD in 1995 and has received critical acclaim in the press and from the music community wherever she has performed. Yuja Wang has given recitals in Beijing, Zhuhai, Shijizhuang, Harbin and Urmuqi in China. She has performed frequently as a concerto soloist in China.
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