The piano superstar performs an eclectic programme of virtuoso masterpieces.

Yuja Wang started playing piano at six years old and shot to acclaim in her teens. Her international breakthrough came in 2007, when she replaced Martha Argerich as soloist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Today’s spirited piano superstar, she returns to the International Festival for a solo recital, following her triumphant concerto performance in 2023 with the Oslo Philharmonic and conductor Klaus Mäkelä.

Wang’s technical flair, charismatic artistry and gift for drawing her audience ‘into the world of each composer with compelling immediacy’ (Financial Times) have proved her one of most globally admired performers. She gives her all into her spontaneous and energetic performances, standing by her maxim that every programme ‘should have its own life’ and represent how she feels at that very moment in time.

She will choose an eclectic programme of virtuoso masterpieces encompassing the genres of classical, Romantic, impressionist and contemporary.

'Wang played with exceptional power, depth and dazzle … What seemed the most impressive was the focus. Once each performance started, all else seemed to fall away … She can count on being – and was to an exceptional degree – musically apt'. Los Angeles Times