Category Archives: Press

Piano Phenomenon Yuja Wang Is Breaking Classical Music Taboos

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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’?

4 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,…

Yuja Wang: Chopin entre medusas

4 months ago |
Jesús Ruiz Mantilla, EL PAÍS A Yuja Wang le cuesta recordar la primera vez que vio el mar. Lo que sabe es que desde entonces, no quiso volver a vivir en una ciudad donde no lo hallara cerca. De Pekín se fue a…

“Yuja Wang inspires the spectators and listeners at the Wiener Konzerthaus”

5 months ago |
Klassik Begeistert "The first part of the evening was from Frédéric Chopins 1839 published 24 Préludes. "Chopin's works are guns taken under flowers," said Robert Schumann. Yuya Wang's highly emotional playing - sometimes as soft and sparkling as champagne, sometimes loud…

Interview with Yuja Wang

5 months ago |
Opus Magasin I tio år har hon varit den klassiska musikens fixstjärna nr 1. Våren ser inte mindre än fem framträdanden på svensk mark, från att vara huspianist på Stockholms konserthus till gästspelet på Malmö Live i början av juni.…

Yuja Wang’s master class debut

6 months ago |
The Classical Piano & Music Education Blog As many will know, I enjoy highlighting master classes. Public ‘lessons’ can be beneficial and interesting for many reasons, whether for teachers, students or anyone who loves the piano. Most of those previously…

Music review: Pianist Yuja Wang makes breathtaking Santa Cruz debut

6 months ago |
Heather J. Morris, Santa Cruz Sentinel In last Saturday night’s performance of the Santa Cruz Symphony, Yuja Wang showed that the superlatives that had been bandied about in anticipation of her appearance in Santa Cruz were not unfounded. Her performance…