• This is truly phenomenal both in terms of the playing and the recording. … That said, the only word to describe the Alexander Quartet members and Joyce Yang’s playing is exquisite.
  • The standout was Joyce Yang, who gave a knockout performance.
  • She is one of the great chamber music players of her generation.
  • Tremendous suggestive power and imagination.
  • Glittered and roared…feisty and even witty


Joyce Yang is more than a young pianist who can dazzle with sheer technique. What makes her special is what she does with the music. Sunday in the tent she tackled one of the most popular and familiar concertos in the literature, Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1, and created moment after moment that surprised a listener with a bit of extra musical insight.
Aspen Times
Harvey Steiman
But it was Joyce Yang, in her San Francisco [Symphony] debut, who delivered the stunning level of excitement everyone experienced, with her performance of the Rachmaninoff. This Korean-born, New York-based pianist, brought forth from the San Francisco audience as visceral and sustained a standing ovation as I've heard in response to a concerto. And it was deserved.
Berkshire Review for the Arts
Steven Kruger
The sound is bold and modern, yet restrained. The precision of the fingerwork is astounding.
BBC Music Magazine
Yang’s technical ability was impressive. In the outer movements, the chords and octaves were handled with weight and depth of tone; and in the slow movement, the finger-work was dazzling ... The HKPO on the other hand, led by maestro Edo de Waart, played in equal partnership with Yang and unabashedly pushed the orchestra to the full-blooded boundary of the romantic manner to good effect.
Time Out Hong Kong