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GINASTERA Review

  • Classical Source

“Wang is fully attuned to the work’s undoubted appeal, she and Mena making the best case so far for its inclusion as part of the official Ginastera canon.”

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GRANADOS Review

  • Music Web International

“Wang has a prodigious technique which she used to great effect in Goyescas. Los Requiebros (The Compliments) was clean and polished and Wang produced a vast array of tone colours in the various transformations of the theme.”

Concert Review

Music review: RSNO at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

  • The Herald

“From its opening bars that are among the best known in all music, [Xiayin Wang] drove the pace of the performance relentlessly. Dramatic music deserves dramatic performance and that was what Wang supplied”

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Wang, RSNO, Oundjian, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review – percussion sets Shostakovich’s ‘Leningrad’ ablaze

  • The Arts Desk

“[Wang] gave an illustrated level of detail to the score showing a mastery of the technicalities of the piece. During the unaccompanied passages of the second movement, she exuded a dream-like quality from the piano’s upper registers that gave gentle, celestial qualities to the music, but still had a sharp, zesty piquancy… There’s no doubt that Wang is an exceptionally talented musician with an intensive mastery of her instrument, and her playing on Friday was detailed, animated and intelligent.”

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Pianist Xiayin Wang’s New Release Featuring the Music of Enrique Granados

  • 88.9 WCVE

Pianist Xiayin Wang performs a variety of repertoire and she recently released a new album of solo piano works by Enrique Granados on the Chandos label. The album centers around Granados’s towering Goyescas, a set based on the paintings of Francisco Goya. In addition to the Goyescas, the album features his beloved Allegro de concierto, as well as the Andalusian flamenco-inspired Zapateado, and the Ochos Valses poéticos, which are unique and uncharacteristic in that they are neither virtuosic in their piano scoring nor Spanish in style.

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Classical Album of the Week: Pianist Xiayin Wang plays Granados

  • WRTI 90.1

The repertoire of Shanghai-trained Xiayin Wang spans centuries of music, from Bach to Barber.  The pianist has several recordings to her credit, on multiple labels. Her most recent release, Granados: Piano Works, is a collection of solo piano music by Enrique Granados, including Goyescas, his crowning keyboard opus.

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Concert Review

Beyond The Black Sea- The Chicago Philharmonic is Named “Professional Orchestra of the Year” in the Midst of a Concert

  • Splash Magazines

“[The Rachmaninoff second concerto] is a much-loved masterpiece, performed by Wang with expertise and elegance, at once resonant and heartfelt. Wang and The Chicago Philharmonic proved to be fine collaborators, Speck encouraging the orchestra when called for, and otherwise direct and supportive. The same can be said of the soloist; when she was the accompaniment, as in the Adagio, Wang’s circumspect virtuosity held the expressive wind solos aloft. Her nimble articulation mastered the complex figures with strong expressive energy. This is a piece of music both detailed and with a great arching trajectory; pianist and Orchestra reached the crest together.”

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