Van Cliburn silver medallist Joyce Yang gives dazzling recital


Rocky Mountain News’ Marc Shulgold positively reviewed Joyce Yang’s recent concert, which included pieces by Chopin, Carl Vine, Medtner and Bach.

Yang was up to the challenge of stitching all the pieces together into a somewhat comprehensible whole.

Throughout the recital, she showed herself to be a totally committed artist, hunching over the keyboard, crunching her face into contorted expressions of concentration – allowing herself only one or two modest bows at music’s end before heading for the wings.

Yang will turn 20 next month, a reminder that this talented, interesting pianist has time to develop her budding musicality and intriguing stage presence.

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