BBC speaks to Chinese pianist Yuja Wang
20 February 2014 Last updated at 17:00 GMT
She has been described as one of the most important artists of her generation, and her teacher has attributed her success in part to her charisma.
The Chinese pianist, Yuja Wang, had her first lessons when she was six, and left Beijing on her own to study in Canada and the US when she was still a teenager.
She spoke to the BBC's Lucy Hockings.