Category Archives: Press

“For Yuja Wang, you’re only as good as your next performance” (Elle)

4 weeks ago |
Krista Soriano, Elle Across various industries and worlds, there's a goal that's easily translatable: to excel. Great achievement—won through dedicated work and a determination to improve—has been associated with Rolex for generations, making the brand's collaboration with ambassadors from a…

Taming Prokofiev: The Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments on YouTube

1 month ago |
Joshua Barone, The New York Times Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto is so difficult that even the composer, a virtuoso, struggled to get through its premiere in 1913. The cadenza — more than three restless minutes of runs, tone clusters and…

“Yuja Wang at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, or the ease of luxury” (Bachtrack)

2 months ago |
Manuel Gaulhiac, Bachtrack A bold program that confronts Stravinsky's neoclassical aesthetics with Chopin's flamboyant romanticism, and places them in the heritage of Mozart and Beethoven ... Yuja Wang is now in the venue, in the Andante Spianato and brilliant Polonaise,…

“New World Symphony opens 30th season with a Russian banquet”

2 months ago |
Lawrence Budman, South Florida Classical Review "... she is a pianist with formidable technique and the ability to make even a second-rate score come alive.  Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 4 went through two revisions following its unsuccessful 1926 premiere with the final…

Ludvig Van Toronto – Yuja Wang: A Pianist For The 21st Century

3 months ago |
In classical music, there is an inherent tension between tradition and modernity, between canonical power and contemporary trends and needs. The question has been posted again and again: if something is by definition old, how do you make it new…

“L.A. Phil throws a Mozart gala with Dudamel, Wang, Thibaudet and fly chocolate balls”

3 months ago |
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times "The sparkle carried over to Mozart, who wrote the concerto as a loving dialogue for himself and his sister. Thibaudet set a supremely suave tone. Wang’s responses were more adamant, a playful anything-you-can-do-I-can-do-better. This is…

A Spirio Experience

3 months ago |
Aspire Metro The new STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO is the world’s finest high resolution player piano. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering in your home, SPIRIO enables you to enjoy performances captured by great pianists — played with such nuance,…

Review: Yuja Wang/HKPhil – Chinese pianist dazzles in Tchaikovsky, Jaap van Zweden steers transcendent Stravinsky

3 months ago |
Dirk Newton, South China Morning Post As soon as soloist Yuja Wang stepped assuredly onstage in a body-hugging, skin-revealing azure concert gown, we knew we were in for something special at this Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra season opener, which paired…

“Yuja Wang: Domadora de teclas”

5 months ago |
Germà Arroyo, Confucio Mag La aclamada pianista china Yuja Wang (Beijing, 1987), no deja indiferente a nadie y su irrupción en la escena mundial de la música clásica ha revolucionado pautas y tradiciones estáticas. Pasea sus frágiles dedos al rítmico…

“Yuja Wang, CSO rock Ravinia with exciting Brahms concerto”

5 months ago |
John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune Today's Chicago Symphony Orchestra residencies at Ravinia are far more about glittery guests than they are about moving the orchestral repertory in new directions that have become anathema to a big-money summer music festival now dominated by…