Born in October, 2004, the amazing Serena Wang (Wang Yalun in Chinese) started playing the piano under Sumi Nagasawa at the age of 4. In February 2010, the five-year-old became the youngest prize winner of the Bach Piano Competition held at UC Berkeley. Later in 2010, as the youngest competitor, she won first prize in the Northern California China Music Teacher Institute Piano Competition and was invited to perform at the awards concert.
In July 2010, Serena attended the 2nd State Juvenile Piano Competition at Gulangyu, Xiamen,China. Thanks to her talented ear for music and lively performances, she won the gold medal in the Child Group and was praised by judges and experts. Since then, she has also performed piano concertos with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra at the National Grand Theater during the 3rd Beijing International Piano Festival, marking an important milestone in her musical journey.
In 2012, Serena played Piano Concerto No.3 in D Major Piano by Kabalevsky with the Qing Dao Symphony Orchestra. In 2013, she played the Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 with the Sichuan Music Conservatory Orchestra under the baton of maestro Zhu Qi Yuan and again the following May, both with the China Philharmonic Orchestra, and both to standing ovations. Later in May, she played with the Mexican Youth Symphony Orchestra in Mexico and then with the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra in Guangzhou Xinghai concert hall. A week later, she made her recording debut with Channel Classics.