Tianwa Yang

"bite, beauty ‒ and a sense of fun": Tianwa Yang debütierte beim Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

25.09.2014 , Tianwa Yang

Erstmals trat Tianwa Yang am 23. September mit dem Royal Philharmonic Orchestra auf. In der Londoner Cadogan Hall stand Brahms' Violinkonzert auf dem Programm. Am Pult: Cristian Mandeal.

Am 25. September kommentierte Elizabeth Davis im Classical Music Magazine: "Brahms’ Violin Concerto may have had a mixed critical reception when it was first performed, but it has since been recognised as a masterpiece, the third movement becoming one of the most recognisable pieces in the classical repertoire. Nevertheless, it is certainly true that this is a concerto that tests the mettle.

Tianwa Yang was the soloist who took on the challenge in this performance ‒ her UK debut ‒ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Cristian Mandeal, and she was more than up to it. Her sound had both bite and beauty (she plays a 1730 del Gesù instrument) and after a tentative opening, she revelled in exposing and exploring the work’s complexity. The cadenza that brings the first movement to a close was a masterclass in virtuosity, but this wasn’t virtuosity for virtuosity’s sake: there was real feeling ‒ and a sense of fun ‒ in Yang’s playing too.

Yang is a seasoned virtuoso ‒ she was the youngest ever violinist to record Paganini’s Twenty-Four Caprices (she was 13), so it was a treat to hear her perform the Ballade from Ysaÿe’s Sonata no 3 for solo violin as an encore."