Perspectives: Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang is a superstar of our time. She is a phenomenal pianist of the highest order who has astounded audiences in the world’s great concert halls. Her dramatic sense of style, exuberance, and flair for being a serious artist who doesn’t take herself too seriously have won her acclaim with traditional and non-traditional audiences. Since her 2008 graduation from the Curtis Institute of Music, she has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame, mastering a vast range of solo repertoire, collaborating with notable colleagues in chamber music, and performing with preeminent conductors and orchestras around the globe. Wang’s versatility and artistic inquisitiveness are cornerstones of her six-concert Perspectives.
Wang opens her series in October with Martin Grubinger and his fellow percussionists, performing daring arrangements of Stravinsky and other works. She is on familiar—but no less exciting—ground in February when she teams with longtime duo partner violinist Leonidas Kavakos. There’s wit in her playing, but when she joins virtuoso musical comedians Igudesman & Joo—also in February—there will be laughter in an anything-goes night of music and mirth. She joins another esteemed colleague, cellist Gautier Capuçon, for an April recital, and concludes her residency with the New World Symphony conducted by fellow Perspectives artist Michael Tilson Thomas in May.
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