Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Yuja Wang makes UMS Debut

Sunday, January 20, 4 pm, Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

“The current young lions among Chinese-born pianists, Lang Lang and Yundi Li, had better start looking over their shoulders,” noted The New York Times more than a year ago in an article about the rise of the young Chinese pianist Yuja Wang. Born in Beijing in 1987, Wang offers audiences the opportunity to be part of the dawn of an exciting career. She graduated from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music last spring, received the 2006 Gilmore Young Artist Award, and has already made milestone debuts with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, and the Boston Symphony, where she stepped in at the last moment for an ailing Martha Argerich. Her San Francisco Symphony debut in April led to an ecstatic review from the San Francisco Chronicle: "At 20, Wang has both the energetic, fearless imagination of youth and the probing sensitivity that in most artists comes only with maturity - as well as the keyboard technique to put all her ideas flawlessly into action...extravagantly gifted on every front...."

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Yuja Wang's Website