• Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011

    Pianist Yuja Wang Makes Her New York Recital Debut at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 20 at 8:00 PM 

    Pianist Yuja Wang makes her much anticipated New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall on Thursday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. Ms. Wang’s program includes masterworks representing musical periods from the turn of the nineteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century: Beethoven’s Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, "quasi una fantasia;" Prokofiev’s Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82; and Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor.

    Twenty-four year old Chinese pianist Yuja Wang has been lauded for her fresh interpretations and graceful, charismatic stage presence. Ms. Wang has given recitals in major cities throughout North America and abroad, making regular festival appearances including the Aspen, Santa Fe Chamber Music, Gilmore, and the Verbier festivals. In the 2011–2012 season, Ms. Wang will perform with the Israel Philharmonic, London Symphony Orchestra, NDR Symphony, New York Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Santa Cecilia and La Scala in Italy. Born in Beijing in 1987, Ms. Wang began studying piano at age six, with her earliest public performances taking place in China, Australia, and Germany. In 2002, at 15, she won the Aspen Music Festival’s concerto competition and went on to study at The Curtis Institute of Music, where she graduated in 2008. In 2006, she received the Gilmore Young Artist Award and, in 2010, was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. Ms. Wang is an exclusive recording artist for the Deutsche Grammophon label. Her debut recording, Sonatas & Etudes, was released in 2009, and in the same year, Gramophone magazine named her the Classic FM Gramophone Awards’ Young Artist of the Year. Her second recording, Transformation, was released in 2010. Recently, she collaborated with Claudio Abbado and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra to record her first concerto album, of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and his Piano Concerto No .2 in C minor, which was released in spring 2011.

    Program Information
    Thursday, October 20 at 8:00 p.m.
    Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
    , Piano
    New York Recital Debut

    LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 13 in E-flat Major, Op. 27, No. 1, "quasi una fantasia"
    SERGEI PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82
    FRANZ LISZT Sonata in B Minor

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    Ticket Information
    Tickets, priced $30–$86 are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For Carnegie Hall Corporation presentations taking place in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, a limited number of seats, priced at $10, will be available day-of-concert beginning at 11:00 a.m. Monday through Saturday and 12:00 noon on Sunday until one hour before the performance or until supply lasts. The exceptions are Carnegie Hall Family Concerts and gala events. These $10 tickets are available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis at the Carnegie Hall Box Office only. There is a two-ticket limit per customer.

    In addition, for all Carnegie Hall presentations in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage a limited number of partial view (seats with obstructed or limited sight lines or restricted leg room) will be sold for 50% of the full price. For more information on this and other discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.

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