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“Chopin’s Introduction et Polonaise Brillante initially found Wang taking an accompanying role, but ended with a dazzling display from her – of course Chopin couldn’t keep the piano in the background for long. Nothing seemed to faze Wang, either here or in Chopin’s later Cello Sonata” The Guardian

Bachtrack Gautier Capuçon and Yuja Wang are two of the busiest performers on the circuit today, according to Bachtrack’s latest annual statistics. And as a pairing, this exhilarating duo was always likely to produce fireworks, although their programme of mature Chopin and Franck also showed much depth and reflection, something Capuçon and Wang were clearly keen to explore. Their flourishing musical collaboration bore considerable fruit in these works, both players mixing …

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The Opera Queen – Yuja Wang: “I Respond To Something On The Spot”

1 month ago |
The Opera Queen What could possibly be said of Yuja Wang that hasn’t already been said? Yes, she’s glamorous, yes, she gets a lot of attention, and yes, she’s one of the world’s most celebrated pianists. But she is also…

“Adams wrote the single-movement work for  Yuja Wang , who was the dashing soloist here, too, her faultless fingers dealing effortlessly with a solo part that hardly gives her a moment’s rest. As the title suggests, it’s a Totentanz of sorts, though that diabolical element seems to get more diluted as the work goes on. The opening section is driven along effectively enough on an uneasy, asymmetrical division of its 9/8 metre, with the …

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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

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

7 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…