Category Archives: Press

Arts Year in Review 2016: A look back on another banner year for classical music in Northeast Ohio

3 weeks ago |
Zachary Lewis, Cleveland.com Order prevailed over musical chaos in the most exciting possible manner this October, in a thrilling struggle of a Cleveland Orchestra program guest conducted by Jakub Hrusa and starring pianist Yuja Wang. Ferocious performances of Bartok's Piano Concerto No.…

Kennedy Center Honors: Yuja Wang Pays Tribute To Martha Argerich (video feature)

4 weeks ago |
MSN.com Classical pianist Yuja Wang paid tribute to 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors honoree Martha Argerich with a special performance of Piazzolla's  "Grand Tango" (see video here). Watch the full event coverage on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9/8c on CBS…

“The best classical music performances of 2016”

1 month ago |
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Yuja, Mirga, Mahler, Lenny, Louis, Luis and more. A year of the naked, the dead and the saved. The young and old and forgotten. A year in which 10 won’t do ... Yuja: Chinese pianist Yuja Wang had two…

From ‘Breaking the Waves’ to ‘Einstein on the Beach’: The Year in Classical Music

1 month ago |
David Patrick Stearns, Philly.com Best Symphonic Concerts ... Yuja Wang plays Bartók and Messiaen elsewhere, but in Philadelphia, it was Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 — though in a performance as fine as any you're likely to hear.

“The Best Classical Music of 2016”

1 month ago |
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times Speaking of Mr. Salonen, a month before “Elektra,” he led the New York Philharmonic in an ecstatic and mystical account of Messiaen’s “Turangalîla-Symphonie,” with Yuja Wang playing the formidable solo piano part. Here was a…

“The 12 Classical Pieces Times Editors Recommend This Week”

2 months ago |
Zachary Woolfe, The New York Times It’s been a long slog of a November. And you might not exactly be looking forward to the conversations pending over the Thanksgiving table. Music can’t fix it all, alas. But it can make…

Taiwan Embraces San Francisco Symphony and Yuja Wang on Tour

2 months ago |
Janos Gereben, San Francisco Classical Voice After the orchestra’s first visit to Korea last week (part of their eighth tour of Asia), San Francisco Symphony musicians took a charter flight to Tainan — the first-ever direct flight from Seoul —…

“Yuja Wang rises to a new artistic challenge”

2 months ago |
Joshua Kosman, SFGate For a pianist, difficulty comes in many flavors, from the most obvious — tossing off fistfuls of notes with fiendish precision and dexterity — to more delicate tasks like making a persuasive case for a piece as…

Yuja Wang plays Ravel and more with “energy and flair” in concert with the London Symphony Orchestra

3 months ago |
The New York Times: The preternaturally gifted Ms. Wang — showily attired as usual, in a gown with a plunging neckline — joined the orchestra in Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, playing with energy and flair in the outer movements and…

“Cleveland Orchestra and guests pit order against wildness, and everyone wins”

3 months ago |
Cleveland.com, Zachary Lewis "Wang, unlike "Parables," was a known quantity. Long before the artist, a regular and popular guest in Cleveland, sat down at the piano between a three-man percussion team at the front of the stage, one knew with…