New York Times: Does Knowing What You’re Hearing Matter?

3 months ago |
Yuja Wang caused a small sensation at Carnegie Hall by throwing her program’s order to the winds. Carnegie Hall was packed, including extra seats on the stage, for a recital by the pianist Yuja Wang. Her program offered 13 wildly contrasting…

La Vanguardia: ¿Conciertos a puerta cerrada? Si no hay más remedio…

3 months ago |
Many have written that  soccer is not the same behind closed doors  and that the emotion of the public is what gives it meaning. Without a doubt  , rock would be the equivalent  of soccer in this sense, as far…

At Home With Yuja Wang

3 months ago |
This week, Yuja Wang hosts the LA Phil’s At Home with Yuja Wang, broadcasting from her home as she shares her favorite music and reflections on the unifying spirit of music with KUSC host Brian Lauritzen. The LA Phil’s latest…

” The new concerto opens by sending Yuja Wang, the soloist here (as at the premiere), into the boxing ring for three rounds against the devil. Fists fly as pianist and orchestra trade blows in a rhythmically pugnacious stand-off, which hardly lets up in energy until near the very end. Wang’s hands flash up and down the keyboard with brilliance. From there the music relaxes somewhat as it sinks into a …