Category Archives: Press

Yuja Wang, Gustavo Dudamel & the LAPhil

5 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

5 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

5 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?

5 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…

Piano virtuoso Yuja Wang does more than tickle the ivories — she slays them

5 months ago |
Michelle Lanz, The Frame This week, The Frame received an invitation that we simply couldn’t pass up: Come down to Disney Hall for a couple of hours, watch Gustavo Dudamel rehearse with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and one of the…

Piano Phenomenon Yuja Wang Is Breaking Classical Music Taboos

5 months ago |
Brianna Kovan, ELLE At 30, pianist Yuja Wang has performed at Carnegie Hall 13 times, has played in more than 35 countries, and is Musical America's 2017 Artist of the Year award winner, joining previous recipients Yo-Yo Ma, Audra McDonald,…

Tchaikovsky in London

5 months ago |
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian "A high-spirited audience, some drawn by the scintillating flame of Chinese-American pianist Yuja Wang playing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in B flat minor, delighted in Thursday’s concert by Rome’s Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia. With reasonThe Tchaikovsky…

Performance Today – Pianist Yuja Wang

6 months ago |
Performance Today Pianist Yuja Wang has had a major-label recording contract for 8 years. She is known for playing virtuosic pieces by the likes of Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, Liszt... and yet, she feels intimidated about playing music by Mozart. On Thursday's…

Yuja Wang at the Royal Festival Hall

6 months ago |
Harriet Smith, Financial Times We started with Chopin’s 24 Preludes, which began at a whisper, each one very much occupying its own world, an effect intensified by her stillness at the keyboard. Often she went against received wisdom (and the…

Yuja Wang: ‘If the music is beautiful and sensual, why not dress to fit’?

7 months ago |
Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian There are two Yuja Wangs. Or so you might think. One is the young Chinese pianist whose virtuosity and musical intelligence place her in the top echelon of performers. The other is an elfin, spiky-haired fashionista courted by Armani and Rolex,…