Category Archives: Press

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

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

1 month 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”

1 month 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!

2 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

3 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…

Yuja Wang & the NYPhil

4 months ago |
Zachary Woolfe and David Allen, The New York Times "... the pianist Yuja Wang’s offhand dreaminess — she always somehow seems at once modest and virtuosic — crackled with vitality."

From Chopin to Rihanna, Megastar Pianist Yuja Wang Talks About the Music She Loves

4 months ago |
Ben Finane, Playbill Born in Beijing, Yuja Wang began playing piano at age six and went on to study at Beijing’s Central Conservatory of Music, Calgary’s Mount Royal University and Philadelphia’s Curtis Institute of Music. She is now based in…

Carnegie Hall’s Season Will Focus on M.T.T., Yuja Wang and Chris Thile

5 months ago |
Michael Cooper, The New York Times Carnegie Hall will open its season with Gershwin for the second year in a row this fall, the hall said Thursday as it announced its 2018-19 plans. The new season will focus on the…