Category Archives: Press

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

5 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”

6 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”

6 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…

Yuja and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Charles Dutoit

7 months ago |
Peter McCallum, The Sydney Morning Herald Stravinsky thought his 1908 work Funeral Song, Opus 5, written in memory of his teacher Rimsky-Korsakov, was lost during the Russian Revolution. Russian musicologist Natalia Braginskaya followed the composer's suggestion and, with librarian Irina Sidorenko,…

“Yuja Wang brings house down as she stands in for piano legend Martha Argerich”

7 months ago |
Steve Moffatt, Daily Telegraph Filling the giant shoes of Argentinian piano legend Martha Argerich is nothing new for 30-year-old US-based Chinese star Yuja Wang, but I doubt that many people in the audience were left disappointed by this last-minute substitution after…

Yuja Wang Conquers the Piano World and Beyond in a Monumental Bartók Program

7 months ago |
Douglas L. Dutton, Seen and Heard International Say what you will about the media phenomenon of Yuja Wang and her virtuosic show-womanship in performing the three Bartók Concertos over seven evenings, but even the most peevish music lover is compelled…

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel & the LAPhil

8 months ago |
Mark Swed, LATimes Yuja Wang brilliantly completed her first cycle of the three Bartók piano concertos — the Second on Thursday and Friday; the Third on Saturday and Sunday — the latest step for the 30-year-old virtuoso on the path…

Yuja Wang and Gustavo Dudamel realise the ‘impossible’ with the LA Philharmonic

8 months ago |
Euronews “It’s one of the most difficult pieces to conduct,” Gustavo Dudamel Conductor and L.A. Philharmonic Musical Director told euronews. “To play, of course (pointing to Yuja Wang) but also for the orchestra to play, to put together all that…

Superstar Pianist Yuja Wang Is Embracing the Darker Side of Classical Music, and It’s Thrilling

8 months ago |
Falling James, L.A. Weekly Yuja Wang brought the requisite star power and overt glamour that nearly filled Disney Hall on Friday night, as the astonishing Chinese pianist reunited with simpatico conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the L.A. Philharmonic and continued her…

Piano virtuoso Yuja Wang could have gone anywhere for this interview. She chose … Universal Studios?

8 months ago |
Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times Yuja Wang has a new crush: the fast-talking, buck-toothed Donkey from “Shrek” addressing tourists at Universal Studios Hollywood from the window of a waffle cart. “Step on up. Nice hair. Bring it with you,” Donkey…