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The "dazzlingly, uncannily gifted" Yuja Wang

One critic wrote that she is "one of the world's finest pianists and, more importantly, musicians - of our time."Yuja Wang was born in Beijing, and began studying piano at age 6. She moved to Canada to attend the Mount Royal College Conservatory in Calgary at 14. Her North American debut came in 2005, when she jumped in to replace another...
One critic wrote that she is "one of the world's finest pianists and, more importantly, musicians - of our time."

Yuja Wang
 was born in Beijing, and began studying piano at age 6. She moved to Canada to attend the Mount Royal College Conservatory in Calgary at 14. Her North American debut came in 2005, when she jumped in to replace another pianist with the National Arts Center Orchestra in Ottawa, under the direction of  Pinchas Zukerman,  with only one day's notice.

Debuts at the New York Philharmonic and the Boston Symphony Orchestra followed.
She has worked with the world's greatest conductors,   Abbado,   Barenboim,   Dudamel....

Yuja Wang with Michael Enright
She's performed at Carnegie Hall, where last month her audience demanded five encores. 

Yuja Wang was in Toronto this week for three concerts with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, she spoke with The Sunday Edition's  Michael Enright.

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