From the Press
Mr. Maazel led a taut performance (of Bernstein’s “Age of Anxiety”), and the orchestra played this dark-hued music vividly and with a sharp edge. But the standout was Joyce Yang, who gave a knockout performance of the alternately poetic, fiery and occasionally jazz-tinged piano line.
The New York Times
Allan Kozinn
de Waart conducted Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Joyce Yang, Silver Medalist of the 12th Van Cliburn International Competition, as the soloist ... She played with a polished, pearly evenness that was remarkable for its ease up and down the keyboard.
Los Angeles Times
Charles Pasles
Sunday's snazzy performance found Conlon and his soloist, the brilliant young South Korean pianist Joyce Yang, fully inside the music's manic mood-swings – brooding deliberation giving way to exuberant flights of honkytonk jazz. Yang brought a teasing, improvisatory bounce to the ‘Masque’ jam-session.
Chicago Tribune
John von Rhein
Vivid and beautiful playing
The New York Times
Vivien Schweitzer
Her attention to detail and clarity is as impressive as her agility, balance and velocity.
Washington Post
Joan Rheinthaler
Astonishing virtuoso with tremendous suggestive power and imagination.
Neue Zurcher Zeitung