Recording debut of the 21-year-old virtuoso Chinese pianist. Since her debut in 2005 Yuja Wang has given astonishing debuts in almost every major US city and continues with
a substantial tour throughout 2008. Yuja has stepped in for Radu Lapu and Martha Argerich in major concerto appearances, and wowed audiences and the press alike. Album highlights not only her technical brilliance but also musical subtlety.
Charmingly slight of build, Miss Yuja seated herself demurely at the piano, then proceeded to blow the roof off Strathmore s Concert Hall with a massive yet insightful attack on the piece...Her speed and control were dazzling, her tone full and rich, her mastery of the composer s wicked passage work nearly perfect. Not yet 21, she seems already destined to become one of this century's major talents. --The Washington Time
The arrival of Chinese-born pianist Yuja Wang on the musical scene is an exhilarating and unnerving development. To listen to her in action is to re-examine whatever assumptions you may have had about how well the piano can actually be played. --The San Francisco Chronicle