Category Archives: Press

How A World-Class Pianist Reached The “Mount Everest” Of Music

4 days ago |
Katie Berrington, Vogue Yuja Wang remembers when she first fell in love with classical music. It was as a very young child, watching her mother, a dancer, in rehearsals for Swan Lake. "I was blown away by its beauty," the…

Yuja Wang at the Ravinia Festival

4 weeks ago |
Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune “The evening’s highlight, by far, arrived via Dudamel’s collaboration with pianist Yuja Wang in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Wang, an alumnus of Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute who played the festival last summer, received a conquering…

“Yuja Wang, Boston Symphony Orchestra outstanding at Tanglewood”

4 weeks ago |
Ken Ross, Mass Live “Wang possesses the amazing ability to vividly bring a composer's music to life and make it sound like something she created herself. On Sunday, Wang gave a passionate, powerful, nuanced performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.…

Five stars at the Barbican: “Yuja Wang nearly out-Horowitzed Horowitz”

2 months ago |
"Her combination of technical ease, colouristic range and sheer power has always been remarkable, as has the sense that she is entirely at one with the instrument, but these days there is an ever-greater depth to her musicianship, drawing you…

“Yuja Wang’s Pianism Inspires a Sense of Wonder”

2 months ago |
Alan Sanders - Seen and Heard International “Yuja Wang penetrated its mysterious world with great sensitivity and the shoals of keyboard sound in the second movement were brilliantly conveyed. (more…)

Bachtrack: “A truly remarkable display from a musical giant”

2 months ago |
Chris Garlick - Bachtrack “Intimacy and brilliant showmanship were equally on show at the Barbican, courtesy of the creative powerhouse that is Yuja Wang. In a programme that mostly consisted of showy, but intense and mostly off the beaten track works,…

Yuja Wang: une «Wonderwoman» à la Maison symphonique

3 months ago |
Christophe Huss, Le Devoir "Voilà une pianiste qui fait se lever un public montréalais pour acclamer trois Études de György Ligeti! Nous étions en fin de première partie et ce que Yuja Wang venait d’accomplir dans Touches bloquées, Vertige et Désordre était tout simplement phénoménal, tenant quasiment de…

“Yuja Wang sparkles at Jordan Hall”

3 months ago |
Zoë Madonna, Boston Globe Fashion and encores are typically considered optional trimmings in classical performance, but for Yuja Wang, these things are as crucial a piece of a performance as the piano itself. At Jordan Hall on Friday night, the…

Yuja Wang on Rachmaninov: “Every time I play his music it’s…a gift!

4 months ago |
Andrea Buring, EuroNews A child prodigy, Yuja Wang discovered the piano at the age of six. A year later, she gave her first concert. Now 31, the Chinese musician is one of the most highly-regarded pianists of our time. And…

Wang and Petrenko in Jerusalem

5 months ago |
Ury Eppstein, The Jerusalem Post "Prokofiev, still considered ultra-modern in the 20th century, not so long ago, sounds today almost classic. Which proves that, although the music obviously does not change, tastes do. The work’s soloist, Beijing-born Yuja Wang, is…