Category Archives: Press

Kavakos, Wang take audience on ‘profound musical journey’

1 month 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

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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

1 month 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

2 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

3 months ago |
Zachary Lewis, 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)

3 months ago | 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…

“The best classical music performances of 2016”

3 months ago |
Mark Swed, Los Angeles Times Yuja, Mirga, Mahler, Lenny, Louis, Luis and more. A year of the naked, the dead and the saved. The young and old and forgotten. A year in which 10 won’t do ... Yuja: Chinese pianist Yuja Wang had two…

From ‘Breaking the Waves’ to ‘Einstein on the Beach’: The Year in Classical Music

3 months ago |
David Patrick Stearns, Best Symphonic Concerts ... Yuja Wang plays Bartók and Messiaen elsewhere, but in Philadelphia, it was Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 2 — though in a performance as fine as any you're likely to hear.

The National Youth Orchestra of China Announces Its Inaugural Summer Training Residency and Concert Tour Debuting at Carnegie Hall in July 2017 with Yuja Wang

3 months ago |
Press Release: On December 10, the National Youth Orchestra of China (NYO-China) hosted a press conference in Shanghai to announce its inaugural summer training residency and concert tour, as well as the commencement of its application season for the Class of 2017. The event was joined by…

“The Best Classical Music of 2016”

4 months ago |
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times Speaking of Mr. Salonen, a month before “Elektra,” he led the New York Philharmonic in an ecstatic and mystical account of Messiaen’s “Turangalîla-Symphonie,” with Yuja Wang playing the formidable solo piano part. Here was a…