Category Archives: Press

Yuja Wang Discusses the Rewards and Challenges of Her Repertoire

3 days ago |
Superstar pianist Yuja Wang stopped by KUSC to chat with Jim Svejda about the rewards and challenges of her repertoire and how the shallow can become sublime. (more…)

The Classical Review: Capuçon and Wang prove a simpatico duo

1 month ago |
“But in the hands of Capuçon and Wang, this music took on an edge and excitement often reserved for more muscular romantic works. Bold sections had full-bodied power while Chopin’s soft interjections sounded with a soft glow. The opening theme,…

The Washington Post: Pianist Yuja Wang dazzles in pounding new John Adams concerto

2 months ago |
"There were only two moments of true, reflective stillness during last night’s Los Angeles Philharmonic program at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. One occurred when pianist Yuja Wang held the audience spellbound with her diaphanous reading of John Adams’s “China…

The New York Times “In all seriousness: What can’t Yuja Wang do? This star pianist has built her reputation on breathtaking mastery of the standard repertory, like the chamber works she played last Wednesday with the violinist Leonidas Kavakos at Carnegie Hall. Or Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto, which she’ll do with the Boston Symphony Orchestra later this week. But in between those two dates, she stopped by Carnegie’s Zankel Hall on Monday for something …

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Playbill: Pianist Yuja Wang Talks About Her Upcoming Carnegie Hall Concert Series

3 months ago |
Playbill Yuja Wang is a superstar of our time. She is a phenomenal pianist of the highest order who has astounded audiences in the world’s great concert halls. Her dramatic sense of style, exuberance, and artistic flair have won her…

Rondo Magazin: Russisches Roulette

5 months ago |
Rondo Magazin Rachmaninow, Skrjabin, Prokofjew: Mit ihrem „Berlin Recital“ beleuchtet die Pianistin alte Bekannte nun aus einem neuen Blickwinkel. Auf die Gretchenfrage, ob man nun Live-Aufnahmen oder Studioproduktionen den Vorzug gibt, muss Yuja Wang nicht lange überlegen. „Auf jeden Fall…

Deutsche Grammophon: Review of “The Berlin Recital”

5 months ago |
"Tatsächlich spielt Wang mit einer atemberaubenden Brillanz, Kraft und Technik. Mit welcher muskulösen federnden Attacke sie das Feuer in Rachmaninows beinahe totgespieltem g-Moll-Prélude op. 235 neu entfacht und welchen Irrwitz sie aus dem Finale von Prokofjews 8. Sonate heraushämmert, das hat eine…

Gramophone: Review of “The Berlin Recital”

6 months ago |
"‘Exceptional artistry, technical perfection and boundless imagination’ it says on the back cover. Such hype normally puts my back up. But on this occasion I’ll happily endorse it. To start, as Yuja Wang does, with one of the most well-flogged…

‘Concert for Peace’: Vienna Philharmonic and pianist Yuja Wang mark 100 years since end of Great War

6 months ago |
Euronews The world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra commemorated the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War with a symbolic "Concert for Peace" during a memorable performance at the Royal Opera House at the Palace of Versailles. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIm0mr0PNYA[/embed] Maestro…

New York Times: Yuja Wang Makes a Case for the Piano as Percussion

7 months ago |
Joshua Barone, New York Times Look up “Is the piano a percussion or string instrument?” online, and you’ll find an irreconcilable series of arguments for either side. But on Friday night, the pianist Yuja Wang, in the first of her six…