Yuja Wang, Daredevil Pianist, Takes on a Musical Everest

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The New York Times Photo by Jingyu Lin for The New York Times Known for dazzling virtuosity, Wang faces a new challenge in a three-and-a-half-hour Rachmaninoff marathon at Carnegie Hall. The star pianist Yuja Wang, fresh out of rehearsal on…

Yuja Wang gives a dazzling solo performance in the world premiere recording of a major new work specially written for her by her friend Teddy Abrams. Although originally conceived as a short companion composition to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, Abrams’ Piano Concerto blossomed to become a 35-minute standalone showpiece. Celebrating the richness of America’s musical culture and the sheer depth and breadth of Yuja Wang’s virtuosity, the work now features …

Yuja Wang plays all four Rachmaninoff concertos with the Philadelphia Orchestra

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For the first time in her career, Yuja Wang will perform all four of Rachmaninoff's virtuosic piano concertos, as well as his "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini," in a single concert on January 28 (sold-out) with the Philadelphia Orchestra and conductor…

Financial Times “Lindberg[‘s]… third piano concerto was tailored for Yuja Wang’s dazzling virtuosity; on Thursday she played this formidable score from memory and sounded commanding throughout, from thunderous assertion to caressing lyricism. This concerto, Lindberg said in an interview, is “the biggest piece I’ve written”, 30 minutes long in three movements. The result is alternately grand and intimately beautiful. There is a true dialogue between soloist and orchestra, both of whom play …