LIVE: Yuja Wang @ the College of St. Rose’s Massry Center, 10/15/11

October 25th, 2011, 2:00 pm by Greg
Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang

How many superlatives does it take to accurately describe classical pianist Yuja Wang’s brilliant solo piano recital at the Massry Center? I don’t know, but there aren’t enough words in this reviewer’s vocabulary to fully describe what 300-plus witnesses in the audience experienced that Saturday night.

Just 24 years old, Wang possessed beauty, grace and passion on the stage that night. The fashion model-gorgeous Wang wore a lovely black gown in the first set and a seductively expressive red one in the second. She was the personification of the word “beauty.”

Wang’s approach to playing the un-amplified grand piano was that of a seasoned concert pianist with the confidence and grace of a true master of the instrument. She was in charge, and the piano was her foil – whispering, singing or screaming with the controlling touch of her fingers.

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