2010/2011 Performing Arts
Yuja Wang, piano (2011 Season)
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 @ 8:00 PM,
“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.
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.