Category Archives: Press

Yuja Wang & the NYPhil

6 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

6 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

7 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…

La pianista china Yuja Wang gira su virtuosismo por España

7 months ago |
Darío Prieto, El Mundo Yuja Wang, que pasará con su gira por Bilbao, Pamplona, San Sebastián, Zaragoza y Barcelona, lo tiene claro: "Las mujeres tenemos que ejercitar nuestra fuerza interior" La pasada semana, en el viaje que la tenía que…

El viaje emocional de Yuja Wang a través de sus diez vestidos más vanguardistas

7 months ago |
La Vanguardia Ecléctica, vanguardista y transgresora. La pianista china Yuja Wang ha roto los moldes del sector no sólo por su talento como pianista sino también por sus estilismos sobre el escenario. La virtuosa llega a l’Auditori de Barcelona el próximo 20 de enero…

Maricel Chavarría, La Vanguardia Yuja Wang va madurando. La niña prodigio china que creció viendo cómo los grandes maestros se la disputaban para los repertorios más trepidantes y sobrehumanos, ha llegado a la treintena acumulando sabiduría. Su próxima visita a Barcelona (día 20, L’Auditori) es el colofón de una gira con la Chamber Orchestra of Europe a la que ella mismo dirige en Beethoven y Chopin. Ya no es la joven fascinada …

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Leonidas Kavakos/Yuja Wang, Wigmore Hall, London, classical review: ‘A thrilling joint display’

8 months ago |
Michael Church, Independent "Wherever Yuja Wang plays she packs out halls - even, as on this occasion, when in a theoretically accompanying role. At first blush she and the Greek violinist Leonidas Kavakos looked an odd couple: she was got…

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, Wigmore Hall, London — a striking rapport

8 months ago |
Harriet Smith, Financial Times "This was a big programme in every sense: three demanding sonatas from the early 20th century and Schubert’s C major Fantasy, D934 ... They captured the hesitant, whispered opening of the Schubert Fantasy perfectly, Kavakos seamless…

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

9 months 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

9 months 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…