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.