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