Yuja Wang – Grammy Win Imminent

25 01 2010

Yuja Wang plays Cziffra’s arrangement for piano of the Flight of the Bumble-Bee (Vol du Bourdon) by Rimsky-Korskakov, at the 2008 Verbier Festival.
directed by Sébastien Glas.

Yuja has been nominated for a Grammy® Award in the Best Instrumental Soloist Performance (without Orchestra) category for her debut recording Sonatas & Etudes. The album, released by Deutsche Grammophon in April 2009,  has been praised as an “extraordinary debut recording” by The New York Times, which added “Ms. Wang offers technically stunning, interpretively compelling accounts of Chopin’s “Funeral March” Sonata and Liszt’s B minor Sonata along with dazzling high-energy performances of Scriabin’s Sonata No. 2 and a pair of Ligeti études.” Gramophone magazine, which named Yuja the Classic FM Gramophone Awards 2009 Young Artist of the Year, also wrote that Yuja’s performance on the recording “suggests a combination of blazing technique and a rare instinct for poetry.” Sonatas & Etudes was also named Best Debut Album of 2009 by International Piano magazine.

For more information about this and other Grammy nominations click here.

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