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On the road with Yuja Wang / Deutsche Welle

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Yuja Wang draws attention worldwide. Born in Beijing in 1987, the musician has spent most of her life at the piano. She has already worked with some of the world's best conductors. In 2011 she won the ECHO Klassik award, in 2016 she performed Beethoven's Hammerklavier Sonata in New York's Carnegie Hall. Her piano-playing is impressive - as is her stage presence. Yuja Wang is provokingly different. Her appearances feature her in sexy outfits worthy of a pop star mistakenly strayed into the classical music scene. It is no coincidence that she is a fan of Rihanna, the US pop icon with a constant media presence and followers around the globe. This documentary takes a look into the restless life of the child prodigy from China. We see Yuja Wang idolized and stressed, lonely and exhausted after all the ovations, inspired and full of self-doubt. An intimate portrait with moments of great success and self-doubt. A pianist's life - up Close.

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