Five stars at the Barbican: “Yuja Wang nearly out-Horowitzed Horowitz”

“Her combination of technical ease, colouristic range and sheer power has always been remarkable, as has the sense that she is entirely at one with the instrument, but these days there is an ever-greater depth to her musicianship, drawing you into the world of each composer with compelling immediacy.”

“The festivities were far from over, however, with Wang offering a dizzying seven encores, including an artless Mendelssohn Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 2, a Bizet/Horowitz Carmen Fantasy that nearly out-Horowitzed Horowitz and a Prokofiev Toccata high on vim and verve. But it was her Schubert/Liszt Gretchen am Spinnrade that touched most deeply, reminding us that here was an artist with poetry as well as fire in her soul.”

Financial Times