Photo: Julia Wesely
On June 23, Yuja Wang plays Schumann’s famous Piano Concerto in A minor for the Rolex Ambassadors Gala at the historic Teatro alla Scala. Ms. Wang has served as an ambassador for the luxury watch brand since 2009. The exceptional soirée will feature a group of the world’s leading classical artists including tenors Juan Diego Flórez and Jonas Kaufmann, and soprano Sonya Yoncheva, with Plácido Domingo and Gustavo Dudamel leading the Wiener Philharmoniker.
All Rolex ambassadors, they perform some of the most beautiful opera arias ever composed, including works from Verdi’s La forza del destino, Otello, Il Trovatore, Mascagni’s L’amico Fritz, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, and Donizetti’s L’Elisir d’amore. The performance will be broadcasted live via medici.tv on Sunday, June 23, beginning at 2:00 PM (EDT). More information is available via medici.tv. Cadenza celebrated Yuja’s recent performance of Schumann’s romantic work with the NY Phil:
“Yuja Wang makes bold choices and commits to them. A quirk of this concerto: the soloist spends much of the solo part hovering busily around the middle register of the piano. Ms. Wang applies her skills at creating magical, elusive colors and textures. Her fingers fly around the keyboard with tickling lightness and Olympian aim. Her left hand amazes with rippling arpeggios with no accents, just a perfectly smooth string of beads.”