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Tour Dates

07/25/2019Walt Disney Concert Hall / Los Angeles, CA
07/28/2019Festival de Musique Menton / Menton, France
07/31/2019Kirche Saanen / Saanen, Switzerland
08/03/2019The Queen's Hall / Edinburgh, United Kingdon
08/04/2019Edinburgh Internation Festival / Edinburgh, United Kingdom
08/06/2019Rector's Palace Atrium / Dubrovnik, Croatia
08/07/2019Lustica Bay / Lustica, Montenegro
08/09/2019Church of the Holy Spirit / Kotor, Montenegro
08/19/2019KKL / Lucerne, Switzerland
08/25/2019Dzintaru Koncertzale Lielazale / Jurmala, Latvia
08/31/2019Semperoper Dresden / Dresden, Germany
09/04/2019National Concert Hall / Dublin, Ireland
09/05/2019Royal Albert Hall / London, United Kingdom
09/06/2019Festival-Zelt Gstaad / Gstaad, Switzerland
09/08/2019Sala Palatului / Bucharest, Romania
09/12/2019Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Hamburg, Germany
09/13/2019Elbphilharmonie Hamburg / Hamburg, Germany
09/18/2019Tsinandali Festival / Tsinandali, Georgia
09/19/2019Tsinandali Festival / Tsinandali, Georgia
09/22/2019Tsinandali Festival / Tsinandali, Georgia
09/28/2019The Kennedy Center / Washington, DC
10/03/2019Symphony Hall / Boston, MA
10/04/2019Symphony Hall / Boston, MA
10/05/2019Symphony Hall / Boston, MA
10/11/2019Reduta Bratislava Concert Hall / Bratislava, Slovakia
10/15/2019Weiner Konzerthaus / Vienna, Austria
10/16/2019Musikverein Graz / Graz, Austria
10/21/2019Open Air in Macau / Macau, China
10/25/2019Guangdong Xinghai Concert Hall / Guangdon, China
10/28/2019Shanghai Oriental Art Center / Shanghai, China
10/30/2019Qintai Concert Hall / Wuhan, China

Yuja Wang: Bio

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, is set to achieve new heights during the 2018-19 season, which features recitals, concert series, as well as season residencies and extensive tours with some of the world's most venerated ensembles and conductors. She begins the summer of 2018 with a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Andris Nelsons, followed by a tour with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Kirill Petrenko featuring Prokofjew's Piano Concerto No. 3. Later engagements include an extensive recital tour to South America, as well as several concerts with the Munich Philharmonic and Valery Gergiev throughout Asia in autumn. She is featured as an Artist-in-Residence at three of the world's premiere venues: New York's Carnegie Hall with a season-long "Perspectives" series, the Wiener Konzerthaus with a "Portrait" series, and also at the Luxembourg Philharmonie. Engagement highlights include concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Versailles, as well as the Summer Night Concert at the Schönbrunn Palace with Gustavo Dudamel. She also embarks on tours with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Mirga Gra?inytė-Tyla. Other notable appearances include concerts in Istanbul, Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Kotor.

Spring of 2019 sees Yuja embark on a tour of Los Angeles, Seoul, and Tokyo with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra to give the first-ever performances of John Adams' newest piano concerto, as well as reuniting with cellist and frequent collaborator Gautier Capuçon for a vast US chamber tour.

Her combination of technical ease, colouristic range and sheer power has always been remarkable … but these days there is an ever-greater depth to her musicianship, drawing you into the world of each composer with compelling immediacy. 
– Financial Times

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 and has since established her place among the world's leading artists, with a succession of critically acclaimed performances and recordings.

Yuja was named Musical America's Artist of the Year in 2017.

1 Ravel: Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra - Allegramente  
2 Ravel: Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra - Adagio assai  
3 Ravel: Concerto in G major for Piano and Orchestra - Presto  
4 Faure: Ballade in F sharp major op. 19 for Piano Solo Andante / Allegro moderato  
5 Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand in D major for Piano and Orchestra / Lento, Andante  
6 Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand in D major for Piano and Orchestra / Allegro  
7 Ravel: Concerto for the Left Hand in D major for Piano and Orchestra / Tempo  
Yuja Wang plays Ravel?s Piano Concerto
Yuja Wang, World-Class Pianist | British Vogue & Rolex

Ravel's music is, quite simply, unique – and pianist Yuja Wang knows why. "In my opinion," she says, "it has the exactness of a Swiss clock mechanism, but layered on top of that, it is about pleasure, pure and simple!" With their combination of jazz rhythms, sensual beauty and spiky vitality, Ravel's two piano concertos illustrate her point to perfection, as will be heard on her new album – to be released in October. It also features the original piano solo version of Fauré's Ballade in F sharp major op. 19. Wang recorded all three works in the spring of this year – in the concertos she was accompanied by the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, the ensemble with which she made her European debut in 2003 at age 15. She has just spent a season with the Orchester as Artist-in-Residence.

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