In the few short years since her 2005 debut with the National Arts Center Orchestra led by Pinchas Zukerman, twenty-four year old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has already performed with many of the world's prestigious orchestras, including the Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Dallas Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Houston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, the Tonhalle Orchestra, China Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Concertgebouw Orchestra and Orchestre de Paris.
She has worked with many esteemed conductors, including Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Charles Dutoit, Manfred Honeck, Lorin Maazel, Kurt Masur, Sir Roger Norrington, Yuri Temirkanov and Michael Tilson Thomas.
Yuja Wang has given recitals in major cities throughout Asia, Europe and North America, is a dedicated performer of chamber music, and makes regular appearances at summer festivals, including Aspen and Verbier.
Born in Beijing, Yuja Wang began studying piano at age six, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. After attending three Morningside Music summer programs at Calgary's Mount Royal College (1999-2001), she moved to Canada to study at the Mount Royal College Conservatory. At 15 she moved to the USA to study with Gary Graffman at The Curtis Institute of Music, where she graduated in 2008.
She received the Gilmore Young Artist Award (2006) and the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant (2010). This is her first appearance with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.