Yuja Wang Takes Flight

"...exhilarating and unnerving..."(Photo: Alex Invin - http://www.yujawang.dreamhosters.com)
"...exhilarating and unnerving..."(Photo: Alex Invin - http://www.yujawang.dreamhosters.com)

I enjoy following the careers of up and coming stars. One of note is Yuja Wang, a 22-year-old pianist from from China. The Washington Post called her debut recital at the Kennedy Center “jaw-dropping,” and The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “The arrival of Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development.

To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played.” After viewing this short clip, I believe you’ll agree.

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