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Yuja Wang

Performance by pianist.

When: Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Music Academy of the West, Hahn Hall, 1070 Fairway Rd., Santa Barbara

Cost: $15 - $30

Age limit: All ages

Categories: Instrumental

Description:


“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.” San Francisco Chronicle

Winner of the 2010 Avery Fisher career grant, 23-year-old Yuja Wang is already one of the world’s most celebrated pianists, regularly lauded for her controlled, flawless technique and a command of the piano that has been hailed as “astounding,” “superhuman,” and “jaw-dropping.” She is distinguished by her authority over the most complex technical demands and the depth of her musical insight, as well as her fresh interpretations and graceful, charismatic stage presence.

Program
Rachmaninoff: Variations on a Theme by Corelli, Op. 42
Schubert: Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958
Scriabin: Selected Preludes and Études
Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain
Mendelssohn: Scherzo from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Saint-Saëns: Dance Macabre, Op. 40

Piano master class with Santa Barbara Music Club and MERIT students
Free and open to observers.
Saturday, Jan. 15, 11 AM, Hahn Hall, Music Academy of the West
Co-presented with Music Academy of the West and Santa Barbara Music Club

Generously supported by Inn if the Spanish Garden.

For more information: https://artsandlectures.sa.ucsb.edu/index.aspx

Phone: 805-893-3535

Event posted Jan. 10, 2011
Last updated Jan. 11, 2011

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