Category Archives: News

Leonidas Kavakos/Yuja Wang, Wigmore Hall, London, classical review: ‘A thrilling joint display’

5 months ago |
Michael Church, Independent "Wherever Yuja Wang plays she packs out halls - even, as on this occasion, when in a theoretically accompanying role. At first blush she and the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos looked an odd couple: she was got…

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, Wigmore Hall, London — a striking rapport

5 months ago |
Harriet Smith, Financial Times "This was a big programme in every sense: three demanding sonatas from the early 20th century and Schubert’s C major Fantasy, D934 ... They captured the hesitant, whispered opening of the Schubert Fantasy perfectly, Kavakos seamless…

European tour with Leonidas Kavakos

6 months ago |
Yuja Wang reunites with pianist Leonidas Kavakos for an extensive tour throughout Europe this month, bringing their extraordinary musical partnership to some of the continent's most renowned performance venues. The duo launches the tour with a programme featuring Janáček's Violin Sonata; Schubert's Fantasy…

“Wang and Noseda strike sparks in high-voltage NSO program”

6 months ago |
Charles T. Downey, Washington Classical Review Wang attacked the solo part of Prokofiev’s concerto with the fury of a whirling dervish. Her percussive touch, all jabs and stinging attacks, was a hard-edged thrill in this tour de force work. She…

Photo Diary: In Asia with Simon Rattle, Yuja Wang and Seong-Jin Cho

6 months ago |
From the Berlin Philharmonic: For the last time in the Rattle era, the Berliner Philharmoniker are travelling to Asia. This tour also marks the 60th anniversary of the orchestra’s first concert in Japan. The soloists include the pianists Yuja Wang and…

Taming Prokofiev: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

6 months ago |
Joshua Barone, The New York Times Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto is so difficult that even the composer, a virtuoso, struggled to get through its premiere in 1913. The cadenza — more than three restless minutes of runs, tone clusters and…

Berlin Philharmonic tour with Sir Simon Rattle

7 months ago |
Yuja Wang will appear on tour as a guest soloist with the Berliner Philarmoniker and Sir Simon Rattle in November 2017. This tour of Asia will be the last in the Berliner Philarmoniker’s Rattle era, and marks Ms. Wang's first…

“Yuja Wang at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, or the ease of luxury” (Bachtrack)

7 months ago |
Manuel Gaulhiac, Bachtrack A bold program that confronts Stravinsky's neoclassical aesthetics with Chopin's flamboyant romanticism, and places them in the heritage of Mozart and Beethoven ... Yuja Wang is now in the venue, in the Andante Spianato and brilliant Polonaise,…

Yuja Wang on tour with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra

8 months ago |
Yuja Wang and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will embark on an extensive European tour of nine cities, featuring ten individual concerts. The events in Paris will be hosted at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, followed by dates in Helsinki, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon, Rosenheim, Vaduz, Munich,…

Season-opening concerts with the New World Symphony and MTT

8 months ago |
On October 14 & 15, Yuja Wang will play two of the repertoire's most monumental works in concert with the New World Symphony, led by Maestro Michael Tilson Thomas. She performs Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 4 and Prokofiev's Piano Concerto…