Category Archives: Press

“New World Symphony opens 30th season with a Russian banquet”

1 week ago |
Lawrence Budman, South Florida Classical Review "... she is a pianist with formidable technique and the ability to make even a second-rate score come alive.  Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 went through two revisions following its unsuccessful 1926 premiere with the final…

Ludvig Van Toronto – Yuja Wang: A Pianist For The 21st Century

3 weeks ago |
In classical music, there is an inherent tension between tradition and modernity, between canonical power and contemporary trends and needs. The question has been posted again and again: if something is by definition old, how do you make it new…

“L.A. Phil throws a Mozart gala with Dudamel, Wang, Thibaudet and fly chocolate balls”

4 weeks ago |
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times "The sparkle carried over to Mozart, who wrote the concerto as a loving dialogue for himself and his sister. Thibaudet set a supremely suave tone. Wang’s responses were more adamant, a playful anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better. This is…

A Spirio Experience

1 month ago |
Aspire Metro The new STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO is the world’s finest high resolution player piano. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering in your home, SPIRIO enables you to enjoy performances captured by great pianists — played with such nuance,…

Review: Yuja Wang/HKPhil – Chinese pianist dazzles in Tchaikovsky, Jaap van Zweden steers transcendent Stravinsky

2 months ago |
Dirk Newton, South China Morning Post As soon as soloist Yuja Wang stepped assuredly onstage in a body-hugging, skin-revealing azure concert gown, we knew we were in for something special at this Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra season opener, which paired…

“Yuja Wang: Domadora de teclas”

3 months ago |
Germà Arroyo, Confucio Mag La aclamada pianista china Yuja Wang (Beijing, 1987), no deja indiferente a nadie y su irrupción en la escena mundial de la música clásica ha revolucionado pautas y tradiciones estáticas. Pasea sus frágiles dedos al rítmico…

“Yuja Wang, CSO rock Ravinia with exciting Brahms concerto”

3 months ago |
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune Today's Chicago Symphony Orchestra residencies at Ravinia are far more about glittery guests than they are about moving the orchestral repertory in new directions that have become anathema to a big-money summer music festival now dominated by…

Yuja and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Charles Dutoit

4 months ago |
Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald Stravinsky thought his 1908 work Funeral Song, Opus 5, written in memory of his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, was lost during the Russian Revolution. Russian musicologist Natalia Braginskaya followed the composer's suggestion and, with librarian Irina Sidorenko,…

“Yuja Wang brings house down as she stands in for piano legend Martha Argerich”

4 months ago |
Steve Moffatt, Daily Telegraph Filling the giant shoes of Argentinian piano legend Martha Argerich is nothing new for 30-year-old US-based Chinese star Yuja Wang, but I doubt that many people in the audience were left disappointed by this last-minute substitution after…

Yuja Wang Conquers the Piano World and Beyond in a Monumental Bartók Program

4 months ago |
Douglas L. Dutton, Seen and Heard International Say what you will about the media phenomenon of Yuja Wang and her virtuosic show-womanship in performing the three Bartók Concertos over seven evenings, but even the most peevish music lover is compelled…