This month Yuja Wang travels to Europe for her tour beginning May 22 at the Auditorio Nacional de Música in Spain. For each recital Yuja will perform works by Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Ligeti, and Prokofiev. Soon after, she will perform at the Bergamo Festival in Italy on May 26. On May 28, she will be at the Accademia Nazionale de Santa Cecilia in Rome. Yuja will travel to Austria for a performance on May 30 at the Musikverein in Vienna.
She kicks off the month of June at the Kammermusiksaal in Berlin on June 1. Afterward, Yuja will be in London at the Barbican Centre on June 5 then will travel to Switzerland for her penultimate performance at the Tonhalle Maag on June 10. The final recital of her Europe tour will be in Paris at the Grande salle Pierre Boulez-Philharmonie on June 12.
A recent review from her tour in North America:
“[The] truly unforgettable moments of the evening belonged to the final minutes in the first half, when Wang took on three Ligeti etudes. Here, the full extent of her effort and concentration was palpable as she plunged into Ligeti’s process-driven sonic illusions: a spidery dance in Étude No. 3, “Touches bloquées,” an Escher-esque impossible staircase in Étude No. 9, “Vertige,” and a whirl of tonal enigmas in Étude No. 1, “Desordre.” Past the sequins and showmanship, the athleticism and intellect at the performance’s core was fully visible.” (The Boston Globe)