Known for her prodigious technique and mature artistry, this young Chinese-born pianist holds many prizes, among others. Avery Fisher Career Grant for 2010. Exclusive DG artist.
Yuja WangOct. 23, 2011
Born in Beijing in 1987, Yuja Wang began studying piano at age 6, with her earliest public performances taking place in China, Australia and Germany, and went on to study at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing under Ling Yuan and Zhou Guangren. Following 3 years (1999-2001) at Calgary’s Mount Royal College Morningside Music summer programme, Ms. Wang moved to Canada to study at the College’s Conservatory. In 2002, at age 15, she won Aspen Music Festival’s Concerto Competition and moved to the U.S. to study with Gary Graffman at Curtis, graduating in 2008. Winning the Gilmore Young Artist Award in 2006, she was awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 2010. Known for her prodigious technique and mature artistry, Yuja Wang performs in recital and with top symphonies in North America, Europe and Asia. An exclusive Deutsche Grammophon artist, she won the 2009 Classic Gramophone Award’s Young Artist of the Year for her debut recording and her second recording was selected by Gramophone Magazine as the July 2010 Recording of the Month.

1st performance for the LMMC.

PROGRAMME:

SCRIABIN            Prélude in B major, Opus 11 No. 11
                              Prélude in B minor, Opus 13 No. 6
                              Prélude in G sharp minor, Opus 11 No. 12
                              Étude in G sharp minor, Opus 8 No. 9
                              Poême in F sharp major, Opus 32 No. 1


PROKOFIEV       Sonata No. 6 in A major, Opus 82 (1939)
                                   Allegro moderato
                                   Allegretto
                                   Tempo di valzer lentissimo
                                   Vivace

LISZT                    Sonata in B minor (1853)
                                   Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso -
                                       Recitativo -
                                   Andante sostenuto - Quasi adagio -
                                       Allegro energico -
                                   Stretta quasi presto - Presto - Prestissimo -
                                       Andante sostenuto -
                                   Allegro moderato - Lento assai

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