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Yuja II with the Santa Cruz Symphony

3 weeks ago |
Yuja Wang returns to California this month, to perform two concerts with the Santa Cruz Symphony. Affectionately titled "Yuja II" this series features performances of Brahms' and Beethoven's First Piano Concerti, hosted on June 24 at the Santa Cruz Civic…

Superstar Pianist Yuja Wang Is Embracing the Darker Side of Classical Music, and It’s Thrilling

1 month ago |
Falling James, L.A. Weekly Yuja Wang brought the requisite star power and overt glamour that nearly filled Disney Hall on Friday night, as the astonishing Chinese pianist reunited with simpatico conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic and continued her…

European tour with Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra

1 month ago |
This summer, Yuja Wang joins conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and the London Symphony Orchestra for an extended concert tour throughout Europe. The performances highlight Ms. Wang as soloist on Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2, and also feature rotating programmes including Nielsen's Symphony…

Bartók cycle with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel

1 month ago |
Yuja Wang returns to Los Angeles this season, performing a complete cycle of Bartók's Piano Concerti with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. She plays Concerto No. 1 on May 26, 27 & 28; Concerto…

Tchaikovsky in London

2 months ago |
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian "A high-spirited audience, some drawn by the scintillating flame of Chinese-American pianist Yuja Wang playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, delighted in Thursday’s concert by Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. With reasonThe Tchaikovsky…

Performance Today – Pianist Yuja Wang

2 months ago |
Performance Today Pianist Yuja Wang has had a major-label recording contract for 8 years. She is known for playing virtuosic pieces by the likes of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Liszt... and yet, she feels intimidated about playing music by Mozart. On Thursday's…

European tour with the Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Sir Antonio Pappano

2 months ago |
Following her recital tour dates throughout Europe, Yuja Wang reunites with the acclaimed Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Music Director Antonio Pappano for an extensive tour, with concerts at some of the continent’s most important venues. The programme…

Yuja Wang at the Royal Festival Hall

3 months ago |
Harriet Smith, Financial Times We started with Chopin’s 24 Preludes, which began at a whisper, each one very much occupying its own world, an effect intensified by her stillness at the keyboard. Often she went against received wisdom (and the…

No Shortcuts For Yuja Wang, The World’s Greatest Living Pianist

5 months ago |
Michael Levin, The Huffington Post Yuja Wang was still an undergraduate at Curtis when she got the call: piano soloist Murray Perahia was under the weather. Could she jump on a plane to southern California and perform the next day…

International recital tour with Leonidas Kavakos

6 months ago |
Yuja Wang and violinist Leonidas Kavakos reunite early in 2017 for a multi-city international recital tour, which takes them across Europe and on to the United States. They begin in Italy, in performance at Pinerolo's Accademia di Musica (January 29), followed…