Category Archives: Press

A Yuja Success With the Santa Cruz Symphony

2 months ago |
David Bratman, San Francisco Classical Voice Santa Cruz, nearly cut off from the San Francisco Bay Area by mudslides, fallen trees, and flooded roads, had something to keep it toasty warm last weekend: Pianist Yuja Wang performed with the Santa Cruz Symphony…

Yuja Wang and Company Take Granada By Storm

2 months ago |
Jack Wallace, The Daily Nexus The Granada was ablaze with fervent virtuosity this week as Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos filled the theatre for a night of intensity and longing on Monday, Feb. 13. Wang, whom the San Francisco Chronicle…

Preview: Pianist Yuja Wang to Play Two Shows in Santa Cruz

2 months ago |
Andrew Gilbert, GoodTimes.sc Pianist Yuja Wang arrives for the biggest show in SC Symphony history - Yuja Wang, the Chinese-born piano virtuoso, turned 30 last Friday, but she’s already spent half of her life as one of classical music’s most…

There is no disrupting Yuja Wang and Leonidas Kavakos

3 months ago |
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times “Disruption” — in the hyped jargon of Silicon Valley, big business and politics — can too easily stand for deception, the overthrowing of expectations to get your way or to justify for messing up. Even…

Kavakos, Wang take audience on ‘profound musical journey’

3 months ago |
Christian Hertzog, The San Diego Union-Tribune Wang was capable of stark clarity during the most difficult passages, and her ability to produce such enormous sounds from the piano in spite of her thin frame and small gestures seemed to defy…

Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang: Effortless technique and enormous musicality

3 months ago |
Edward Sava-Segal, Bachtrack Several years ago, attending an evening of Brahms sonatas played by Leonidas Kavakos and Yuja Wang, I kept wondering how two artists that share an impeccable technique but otherwise have a very different background appeared to be…

Yuja Wang, Leonidas Kavakos team up triumphantly at Strathmore

3 months ago |
Robert Battey, The Washington Post Leonidas Kavakos, a frequent visitor to the District of Columbia, is the luckiest violinist in the world. For several years now, he has enjoyed a regular collaboration with superstar pianist Yuja Wang. It is unusual…

Yuja Wang & Leonidas Kavakos at the Auditorio Nacional de Música

3 months ago |
Álvaro Menéndez Granda, codalario "The opportunity to listen to two musical talents as overwhelming as those of the pianist Yuja Wang and the violinist Leonidas Kavakos should not be missed. If you, respected reader, could not attend the event of the past…

Arts Year in Review 2016: A look back on another banner year for classical music in Northeast Ohio

4 months ago |
Zachary Lewis, Cleveland.com Order prevailed over musical chaos in the most exciting possible manner this October, in a thrilling struggle of a Cleveland Orchestra program guest conducted by Jakub Hrusa and starring pianist Yuja Wang. Ferocious performances of Bartok's Piano Concerto No.…

Kennedy Center Honors: Yuja Wang Pays Tribute To Martha Argerich (video feature)

4 months ago |
MSN.com Classical pianist Yuja Wang paid tribute to 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors honoree Martha Argerich with a special performance of Piazzolla's  "Grand Tango" (see video here). Watch the full event coverage on Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 9/8c on CBS…