Pianist Yuja Wang Embarks on a Twelve City North American Tour

Recent Recipient of the Echo Klassik Award for Newcomer of the Year (Piano) in Germany for her Deutsche Grammophon Album, Transformation

The 24-year-old piano virtuoso, who has repeatedly and consistently left critics and audiences searching for superlatives, returns to North America for a twelve city recital tour. An exclusive recording artist for Deutsche Grammophon, the pianist was recently awarded the Echo Klassik in Germany for “Newcomer of the Year (Piano)” for her second DG album, Transformation. Earlier this year she released her third album on DG, Rachmaninov, which included both the Piano Concerto no. 2 and Variations on a Theme of Paganini with Claudio Abbado conducting.

This recital tour started in Denver (10/4) and received both critical and popular praise. “From one moment to the next, her petite frame would burst forth with an astoundingly powerful flash of sound, only to be followed by the most tender, velvety whisper of sound … her delivery was as grand and gorgeous as one might imagine.” (The Denver Post)

Earlier this year Yuja gave a number of performances with orchestras in San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Tanglewood (Boston Symphony Orchestra) and Blossom (Cleveland Orchestra). Again, her performances elicited the highest praise:

“To the concerto’s feistiest pages, Wang brought intense focus and hurricane-like power, whipping up storms verging on the violent. Yet the pianist also modeled exceptional delicacy, treating parts of the Andantino like they were made of glass.” (The Plain Dealer)

“Yuja Wang is the sort of musician whose combination of talents appears in the world only rarely. It is our own good fortune to be here when it happens.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“Nothing, for her, looked even vaguely difficult.” (Los Angeles Times)

Yuja in Performance:

October 11        Fort Worth, TX              Bass Hall
October 12        Houston, TX                  Jones Hall
October 15        Albany, NY                   Picotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, Albany
October 16        Purchase, NY                SUNY Purchase College / Performing Arts Center
October 18        Akron, OH                     EJ Thomas Hall
October 20        New York, NY                Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium
October 23        Montreal, Canada          Pollack Hall
October 29        Calgary, Canada            Leacock Theatre, MRU
October 30        Arcata, CA                    Fulkerson Recital Hall, Humboldt State University


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