Category Archives: Press

Yuja Wang at the Royal Festival Hall

3 weeks ago |
Harriet Smith, Financial Times We started with Chopin’s 24 Preludes, which began at a whisper, each one very much occupying its own world, an effect intensified by her stillness at the keyboard. Often she went against received wisdom (and the…

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit’?

3 weeks ago |
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian There are two Yuja Wangs. Or so you might think. One is the young Chinese pianist whose virtuosity and musical intelligence place her in the top echelon of performers. The other is an elfin, spiky-haired fashionista courted by Armani and Rolex,…

Yuja Wang: Chopin entre medusas

3 weeks ago |
Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, EL PAÍS A Yuja Wang le cuesta recordar la primera vez que vio el mar. Lo que sabe es que desde entonces, no quiso volver a vivir en una ciudad donde no lo hallara cerca. De Pekín se fue a…

“Yuja Wang inspires the spectators and listeners at the Wiener Konzerthaus”

3 weeks ago |
Klassik Begeistert "The first part of the evening was from Frédéric Chopins 1839 published 24 Préludes. "Chopin's works are guns taken under flowers," said Robert Schumann. Yuya Wang's highly emotional playing - sometimes as soft and sparkling as champagne, sometimes loud…

Interview with Yuja Wang

2 months ago |
Opus Magasin I tio år har hon varit den klassiska musikens fixstjärna nr 1. Våren ser inte mindre än fem framträdanden på svensk mark, från att vara huspianist på Stockholms konserthus till gästspelet på Malmö Live i början av juni.…

Yuja Wang’s master class debut

2 months ago |
The Classical Piano & Music Education Blog As many will know, I enjoy highlighting master classes. Public ‘lessons’ can be beneficial and interesting for many reasons, whether for teachers, students or anyone who loves the piano. Most of those previously…

Music review: Pianist Yuja Wang makes breathtaking Santa Cruz debut

2 months ago |
Heather J. Morris, Santa Cruz Sentinel In last Saturday night’s performance of the Santa Cruz Symphony, Yuja Wang showed that the superlatives that had been bandied about in anticipation of her appearance in Santa Cruz were not unfounded. Her performance…

Santa Cruz Symphony’s Historic Concert with Yuja Wang

2 months ago |
Fleur Williams, Local Santa Cruz Superstar pianist Yuja Wang has been featured with almost every legendary orchestra in the world. Last weekend, the celebrated artist lit up the stage for a rare appearance with the Santa Cruz Symphony at the…

Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos at the Granada – Riveting Pair Give Fiery Violin-Piano Concert

2 months ago |
Gabriel Tanguay, Santa Barbara Independent The best word to describe virtuoso Yuja Wang is fire. Delivering a passionate performance at the Granada last Monday accompanied by violinist Leonidas Kavakos, the evening showcased Wang’s spitfire talent and character. The pair kicked…

Yuja Wang – International Piano cover story

2 months ago |
Read the entire March/April issue of International Piano, including Yuja's feature "Thinking Big," via Rhinegold Publishing. Sign up here for your free digital edition!