by Mariana Pinto dos Santos
It is said of his prodigious talent that he would be the envy of Prokofiev and Horowitz. Yuja Wang’s assertive, charismatic presence on stage has made her a pianist who is able to break down generational barriers, using her amazing technique as just a tool for the strong stamp of expressiveness with which she infects every note. After her debut as a soloist in 2005 led to the announcement that a star had been born, when she replaced Martha Argerich at the last minute in a concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, her world class artistic calibre would be publicly established.
Yuja Wang Piano
Two pieces for piano (Klavierstücke), D. 946
Fugue variations on a Händel’s theme, op. 24
Preludes op. 28