In June 2015, 10-year-old piano prodigy Serena Wang performed Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no.1 with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra under the baton of 80-year-old conductor Zubin Mehta, who praised Serena highly and was astonished by her musical talent. In August Serena was invited to collaborate with the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra and celebrated Chinese conductor Long Yu in a musical celebration marking 70 years since both the ending of World War Two and the establishment of the UN, at the General Assembly of the United Nations. She performed the solo piano in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasia.
Born in 2004 Serena Wang started her piano lessons at the age of four, and in 2010 became the youngest prize-winner in the Bach Piano Competition held by University of California, Berkeley. In August 2013, at the invitation of Channel Classics, she went to The Netherlands and recorded her personal album which was released globally in April 2014. The recording won critical acclaim.
In January 2015 Serena played Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 1 at the Berne Kulturcasino and St. Gallen Tonhalle in Switzerland with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra. After the Swiss tour, she toured Finland and performed Chopin’s Piano Concerto no.1 with Zhang Guoyong. In 2016, Serena toured Vancover, San Francesco and Los Angeles with China Philharmonic Orchestra under Long Yu.