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Yuja Wang works wonders with Prokofiev


Yuja Wang works wonders with Prokofiev Musica


Her hands produce such magic, she almost seems superhuman – Yuja Wang belongs to the creme de la creme of the piano world. In this edition of Musica we travel to Chicago to meet the Chinese born pianist to see her work wonders with Prokofiev.

In October 1921, the young Russian composer and pianist Sergei Prokofiev took to the stage with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the world premier of his Piano Concerto No. 3. Prokofiev composed it that summer on the French Atlantic coast. 92 years later Yuja Wang is sitting at the same place performing the same concerto with the prestigious orchestra under the baton of Sakari Oramo. "I can definitely feel the ghost of him. I mean I already feel he is very close to me but this is very close. He was 27, which is only a year older than me, but he has glasses and is like this very nerdy, tall Russian guy," said Wang. "I went to the library here and they have all the archives of his photos and everything. And they have a long list of all the pianists who played that concerto. I'm the last one," she added.

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  • Directed by: Musica by Euronews
  • Production date: 2013
  • Duration: 4 min
  • Production: © Euronews
  • Available version(s): FR, EN


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