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In 2014-15, Yuja returns to the Concertgebouw to perform Shostakovich Concerto No. 1, Mariss Jansons conducting. She is featured as Artist-in-Residence with Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, appearing three times over the course of the season. Yuja continues her collaboration with Leonidas Kavakos, touring North America and Europe. In spring 2015,

the London Symphony Orchestra will tour to the U.S. with Yuja as soloist, Tilson Thomas conducting. She makes her concerto debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in spring of 2015. At a young age, Yuja entered the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing to study under Ling Yuan and Zhou Guangren. From 1999 to 2001, she participated in the Morningside Music summer program at Calgary’s Mount Royal College, an artistic and cultural exchange program between Canada and China, and began studying with HungKuan Chen and Tema Blackstone at the Mount Royal College Conservatory. Yuja then moved to the U.S. to study with Gary Graffman at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, where she graduated in 2008. In 2006, she received the Gilmore Young Artist Award, and in 2010 was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Yuja is a Steinway Artist.

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Last season the London Symphony Orchestra invited Yuja to be its featured artist in the LSO Artist Portrait series for 2014, which included performing three concertos, and recitals in London, followed by a tour of China with Daniel Harding conducting. She made her debut with the Hungarian National Philharmonic conducted by Zoltan Kocsis performing Bartok's Piano Concerto No. 2. Yuja's frequent summer collaborations with violinist Leonidas Kavakos extended further as they undertook multiple tours of Europe focusing on the great violin and piano sonatas of Brahms. She returned to the Los Angeles Philharmonic for subscription concerts and on tour in the U.S. with Gustavo Dudamel conducting. Yuja also returned to the Boston Symphony, Sir Andrew Davis conducting, and the Cleveland Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero conducting.

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA PRINCIPAL CONDUCTOR: VALERY GERGIEV PRINCIPAL GUEST CONDUCTORS: DANIEL HARDING, MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS CONDUCTOR LAUREATE: ANDRE PREVIN, KBE CHORAL DIRECTOR: SIMON HALSEY FIRST vIOlIN Roman Simovic, Leader Carmine Lauri Lennox Mackenzie Clare Duckworth Nigel Broadbent Ginette Decuyper Gerald Gregory Jörg Hammann Maxine Kwok-Adams Claire Parfitt Laurent Quenelle Colin Renwick Ian Rhodes Sylvain Vasseur Rhys Watkins David Worswick SECONd vIOlIN David Alberman Thomas Norris Miya Vaisanen David Ballesteros Richard Blayden Matthew Gardner Julian Gil Rodriguez Naoko Keatley Belinda McFarlane William Melvin Iwona Muszynska Philip Nolte Harriet Rayfield Louise Shackelton vIOla Paul Silverthorne Malcolm Johnston German Clavijo Anna Green Julia O'Riordan Robert Turner Edward Vanderspar Heather Wallington Philip Hall Cian O'Duill Caroline O'Neill Alistair Scahill

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