Yuja Wang was born in Beijing and encouraged from young age to make music by her percussionist father and dancer mother. She began piano lessons at age six, and went on to study at Beijing's Central Conservatory of music, Calgary's Mount Royal College, and the prestigious Curtis Institute, where she met our Maestro Daniel Stewart.
As a performer, she has wowed audiences both with her musical insight and her audacious fashion sense.The latter was recently recognized by her induction into Giorgio Armani's Si Women's Circle. Yuja sees her fashion as a part of the performance, and summed up her thoughts on the subject by tweeting a quote from Gustav Mahler: "Tradition is tending the flame, it's not worshiping the ashes."
The Santa Cruz Symphony is very proud and excited to feature such an accomplished and renowned musician. Tickets for this incredible performance are almost sold out, so be sure to get yours before they're gone!
In anticipation of our upcoming concerts with Yuja Wang, we asked our Maestro Daniel Stewart about what makes Yuja such a special musician and what it means for her to perform with the Santa Cruz Symphony.
Come join the Santa Cruz Symphony League on Tuesday February 28th at Shadowbrook restaurant. Enjoy a dinner and 1/3 of your total check will go to the Symphony. This is the perfect opportunity to get a fantastic meal at this charming locale and support the music you love. When making reservations, be sure to mention the Symphony!