Wang started to play the piano at the age of six; her earliest public concerts were at China, Germany and Australia. At the age of seven, Wang began to study at Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music before moving to the US to study at the Curtis Institute of Music at the age of fifteen.
In 1998, Wang was awarded third prize at the Ettlingen International Competition for Young Pianists in Ettlingen, Germany. In 2001, she won the third prize and the "Special Jury Prize" at the First Sendai International Music Competition in Sendai, Japan in the piano section.
In January 2009, Wang signed an exclusive recording contract with Deutsche Grammophon. She has already released four CD's: Sonatas & Etudes in 2009; Transformation in 2010; Rachmaninov in 2011; and Fantasia in March 2012.
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