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Wang Yujia

Wang Yujia

Wang Yujia

Wang Yujia was born in Beijing in 1987. A former student of the Central Conservatory of Music, she studied with Professors Ling Yuan and Zhou Guangren.  She is currently a student of Hung-kuan Chen at the Mount Royal College Conservatory, in Calgary, Canada. Yujia has been a frequent prizewinner in National and International competitions. In 1994 she won the gold prize in the Huapu Cup National Piano Competition - Children’s Group. In 1995 she won the first prize in her age category at the First "Mido" Concours De Tiano Sino-Francais. In 1996, she was awarded first prize in the Xinghai Cup National Piano Competition and 1999 she again won first prize in her age group at the Second "Mido" Concours De Tiano Sino-Francais. In 1998, Yujia won the first prize at the Veo Veo Internacional Primer Premio in Spain and the 3rd prize in Eglington International Piano Competition in Germany. Most recently Yujia was first prize winner of the Junior Group of the Seiler International Piano Competition (May 2001) and third prize winner and recipient of the Special Jury Award at the First Japan Sendai International Music Competition (where she was the youngest of all competitors).

As an active performer Wang Yujia has performed recitals in Beijing, Zhuhai, Shijizhuang, Harbin and Urmuqi in China. In May 199 she visited France and performed in the winner concert for the "Mido" Concours De Tiano Sino-Francais.  In July 1999 as a student of the Morningside Music Bridge at Mount Royal College, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada she performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto e minor with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. She has also performed in Australia, and at the 2001 International Chopin Festival in Duszniki, Poland. She has performed frequently as a concerto soloist in China including performing concertos by Ravel and Mendellsohn with Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of noted Chinese conductor Zheng Xiaoying. In November of 2000 she took part in the special concert "Dialogues Between Two Generations of Musical Talents" where she shared the stage with Maestro Xu Zhong, Jian Wang and Hu Kun.

Wang Yujia’s debut VCD was released in 1995. She has received critical acclaim in the press and from the music community wherever she has performed.  When she visited Australia in 1996, her performances were highly praised and the musical community was stunned by the maturity shown by the tiny (then) eight-year-old. In 1998, the German press acclaimed her poetic interpretation of Liszt’s "La leggierezza." World renowned pianists Vladimir Ashkenazy and Fou Ts’ong have highly praised her playing. Fou Ts’ong declared her playing "miraculous".


 

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