Yuja Wang performs Schubert, Schumann, Scriabin and Prokofiev

Verbier Festival 2010

The new piano phenomenon is named Yuja Wang.

Gifted with a bewildering pianistic technique and an impressive digital virtuosity, Yuja Wang could simply settle for a performance where all she would need to do is show off these exceptional gifts. However for the young pianist, performing is something close to a miracle: intense, lyrical and passionate.

Yuja Wang's interpretation of Schubert's lieder by Liszt exacerbates its drama and violence: the melodic lines flare under the pianist's muscular hands. Nearing insanity, her vision of Schumann underlines the composer's disarming modernity.

Finally she manages, with baffling assurance, to madden the Russian soul of both Scriabin and Prokofiev. With exceptional stamina and unbelievable virtuosity, she is like a blow to the head and listening to the pianist's recital is a unique and unforgettable experience.

Duration : 01 h 29 min
Location : Verbier Festival (Verbier, Switzerland)
Recording date : 20/07/2010
Production date : 2010
Production : © Idéale Audience / Museec / Arte France

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