Tianwa Yang

Tianwa Yang, Violin

Bennett Gordon Hall
Friday, August 20, 2010
5:00 PM
Gates Open
6:00 PM
Concert Starts
Reserved $10
No lawn sales


"Certainly Yang’s brilliant, expressive playing combines virtuosity with a substance, subtlety, and nuance one doesn't expect from a player her age (she was 21). Her two previous releases of Sarasate pieces for violin with piano accompaniment drew superlatives from our reviewers; I can only add a third voice to the growing chorus of praise. Where many violinists simply crank out notes, Yang is making music that draws the listener in – even tired critics who might have been thinking, "Oh no, Sarasate!

There is an exquisite rendering of Zigeunerweisen here, notable for its subtlety and range of color from the soloist that one rarely hears.

Overall, Naxos again ticks all the boxes for technical quality, music-making worth preserving, and stimulating programming well outside the routine.”  – American Record Guide

Ysaÿe:         Sonata in A Minor, Op. 27, No.2
Prokofiev:    Sonata in D Major, Op. 115
Hindemith:  Sonata Op. 31, No. 2
Bach:          Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004