Born in Shanghai, pianist Jue Wang has been concertizing regularly in his native country since the age of ten. Recent First Prize and Gold Medal winner of the XVth Paloma O'Shea Santander International Piano Competition, Mr. Wang is rapidly garnering attention as a gifted young performer who has already made successful debuts at many prestigious venues around the globe.
As winner of the Santander Competition, Mr. Wang receives a generous cash prize, a recording distributed by Naxos and an extensive concert and recital tours with more than 100 performances offered through the competition. Highlights include debuts at New York's Carnegie Hall and London's Wigmore Hall. Additional recitals are scheduled for Hannover NDR Hall in Germany, Bilbao Sociedad Filarmónica, Zaragoza Auditorio de Congresos in Spain, Salle Gaveau in Paris, Warsaw's Penderecki and Santander's International Festivals, as well as venues in Switzerland, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, Peru, Panama and Mexico. Mr. Wang is slated for concerto performances with the Oviedo Philharmonic Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, and the Spanish Radio and Television, Murcia Regional, Colombia National and National Dominican Republic Symphony Orchestras.
During the 2008-2009 season, Jue Wang presented his Madrid debut recital at the Auditorio Nacional de Música and his Valencia concert debut at the Palau des Arts, performing with the Palau des Arts Orchestra and Maestro Zubin Mehta. He gave recitals at the Úbeda International Festival, Santander Palacio de Festivales, Klavierfestival Ruhr in Germany, Sintra International Festival in Portugal, Festival de Radio France et Montpellier, the Córdoba Rafael Orozco International Piano Festival and performed the inaugural concerts at the Badajoz Festival Ibérico and at the Oviedo International Piano Festial "Luis G. Iberni". Critics have praised his "self-confidence and concentration on the stage...his confidence and maturity are evident during his performances" (Diario Córdoba) and have highlighted his "Virtuoso abilities, [he] read with unusual clarity and brilliance" (Heraldo de Aragón).
In addition to the Santander prize, Mr. Wang also received First Prize at the 51st International Piano Competition María Canals in Barcelona. Mr. Wang received a Masters Degree in 2009 from the Shanghai Conservatory. He is currently studying at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Marc Silverman in the Artist Diploma Program.
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