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Yuja Wang remembers when she first fell in love with classical music. It was as a very young child, watching her mother, a dancer, in rehearsals for Swan Lake. "I was blown away by its beauty," the Beijing-born musician says of hearing Tchaikovsky's compositions. A few years later, aged six, she began playing the piano. Wang, now a world-renowned pianist, is revered by fellow musicians, critics and audiences alike for her astounding command of the instrument, her "superhuman" technical abilities, and her captivating, charismatic performances. 

For generations, Rolex has been an emblem of achievement and, through its collaborations with Testimonees, a champion of remarkable women from a wide range of disciplines. In an ongoing series, Vogue explores the inspirational journeys that the Rolex Testimonees have taken to reach the top. Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang is known across the world for her extraordinary musicianship, and yet despite achieving a pinnacle of musical accomplishment, she has no intention of slowing down.    PHOTO: HUGO GLENDINNING