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“Nothing about Wang’s performance was understated, from the spiky but not overly aggressive sound that seemed to leap out of the piano to her dressed-to-slay getup… She relaxed into the second movement’s plainspoken waltz, adding a Debussy-esque watercolor wash to some passagework. But the big and bold was never far away, and the grandest fireworks show came at the end with Shostakovich at his most prankish; she stormed through the …

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Rachmaninov in Jūrmala

2 months ago |
"Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto no. 3 in D minor is virtually the last, and one of the best, of all the great romantic piano concertos. Revisionist attempts to play down its unabashed emotion always seem to undersell the work. No chance of that…

Berner Zeitung: Ein phänomenales Grand Duo

3 months ago |
"Nehmen wir es gleich vorweg: Der österreichische Klarinettist und die chinesische Pianistin, beide um die 30 Jahre alt, zündeten bereits am Tag vor dem 1. August ein musikalisches Feuerwerk. Was nämlich in der voll besetzten Kirche Saanen unter dem Titel…

Los Angeles Times: With Yuja Wang and John Adams, the ‘Devil’ is in the details

4 months ago |
  "In "Devil," the starting point is the funk of rollicking barrelhouse piano, which in an informal series of variations gets cut up, rhythmically and harmonically diffracted. Wang, who has been flirting with jazz and improvisation and can deliver as…

Robb Report: What Globe-Trotting Piano Prodigy Yuja Wang Can’t Travel Without

4 months ago |
Robb Report When your interviewee lists “Louboutins” as one of their top three travel essentials, you know you’re in for a cracking conversation. We should expect no less from piano prodigy Yuja Wang, the latest face of Rimowa, who has tickled the ivories…

RIMOWA Launches New Campaign With Legendary Talents LeBron James, Kim Jones & Yuja Wang

5 months ago |
Deyvanshi Masrani - Haute Living Continuing to tell its brands story about the purposeful travel, RIMOWA’s latest campaign features some of the most recognizable and impactful talents within their respective fields: basketball legend LeBron James; Artistic Director at DiorMen and fashion designer Kim Jones; and prodigal…

BBC Music: The best recordings of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

5 months ago |
Discover the best recordings of Rachmaninov’s variations for piano and orchestra based on Paganini’s 24 Caprices  Written in 1934 in Lucerne, Rachmaninov created these variations based on a theme from the last of Paganini’s 2 Caprices. The 24 variations can be grouped…

Kurier – Virtuos & verführerisch: Yuja Wang in Wien

5 months ago |
Kurier Ein Weltstar wie ein Wirbelwind. Im Zuge ihrer Europa-Tour kommt Klavier-Göttin Yuja Wang ins Konzerthaus und nach Schönbrunn. Sie trägt Glitzerkleider zu High Heels, geht mit dem iPad ins Bett und gibt Brahms, Prokofjew und Co deren ursprünglichen Glanz…

Yuja Wang Discusses the Rewards and Challenges of Her Repertoire

6 months ago |
Superstar pianist Yuja Wang stopped by KUSC to chat with Jim Svejda about the rewards and challenges of her repertoire and how the shallow can become sublime. (more…)

The Classical Review: Capuçon and Wang prove a simpatico duo

7 months ago |
“But in the hands of Capuçon and Wang, this music took on an edge and excitement often reserved for more muscular romantic works. Bold sections had full-bodied power while Chopin’s soft interjections sounded with a soft glow. The opening theme,…