Jean Wong and Marc Helfman will give a presentation on pianist Yuja Wang at the Vintage House at 264 First St. E. at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 10.
Wang’s 2011 release of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto and Paganini’s Rhapsody with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Claudio Abbado was nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Classical Instrumental Solo category.
The New York Times has described Wang as “having everything: speed, flexibility, pianistic thunder and interpretive nuance.”
She has been described by the New York Times as “one of the best young pianists around” and hailed by the Sydney Morning Herald for her “blistering technique.” In July 2015 the Los Angeles Times declared: “Hers is a nonchalant, brilliant keyboard virtuosity that would have made both Prokofiev (who was a great pianist) and even the fabled Horowitz jealous.”
The talk will include anecdotes and footage about this 2017 Artist of the Year.
The event is free of charge.