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Classical review: RSNO/Oundjian, Xiayin Wang (piano), Edinburgh

  • The Scotsman

“Putting together two Russian composers’ very different responses to Shakespeare’s greatest love story – as the RSNO and music director Peter Oundjian did in this barnstorming concert – proved such a revealing, satisfying experience, and one so rich in musical storytelling, that it’s a wonder it’s not done all the time.”

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An Artist of Her Time

  • Instant Encore

“Walking along Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street on any day of the week one might be surprised at the number of Asian visitors and an encouraging feature of concerts in Scotland is the number of Chinese young people who are present. Through the Confucius project Glasgow University hosts many Chinese students extending the large community…”

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Acoustics play havoc with National Gallery Orchestra performance

  • The Washington Post

“Wang’s finger work was precise and strong (as it would have to be for Rachmaninoff). Her drive was unrelenting and her concentration intense. It was clear that she was in command and that Lande and the orchestra were to follow, which they did well.”

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A second American Festival with the RSNO

  • Bachtrack

“It’s rare to see a soloist perform two concertos in a single programme. RSNO Associate Leader William Chandler promised, in his highly entertaining and informative pre-concert talk, that we were in for some very exciting playing from pianist Xiayin Wang. Indeed we were. Wang responded to…”

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Xiayin Wang performs and records a wealth of American piano concertos

  • RSNO

“Chinese pianist, Xiayin Wang, described by Gramophone Magazine as “astonishing”, appears with the RSNO and Music Director Peter Oundjian to perform two piano concertos from 20th century American composers this week and the following week will record the concerti with the Orchestra for the Chandos label….”

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Xiayin Wang and the Escher String Quartet

  • Feast of Music

“There is a lot of chamber music being performed on any given week in New York, and one of the best tickets in the city this week was pianist Xiayin Wang and fellow rising stars, the Escher String Quartet. The ensemble delivered fine performances of some of the…”

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Xiayin Wang at Cadogan Hall

  • Peter Reed

“Xiayin Wang’s technical accomplishments are formidable. There is a focus, poise and control to her playing that is almost scarily intense, but she didn’t give much away – emotional demands, in the Liszt and Ravel particularly, were just out of her reach, and it’s that…”

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A Collaboration Far More Than the Sum of Its Parts

  • Allan Kozzin

“Early in the 20th century, soloists occasionally assembled programs that were part recital, part chamber performance. That hybrid approach had fallen out of favor by the 1950’s, but Xiayin Wang’s collaboration with the Fine Arts Quartet at Alice Tully Hall on Tuesday evening suggested that…”

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Answering Bach’s Call With Color and Stamina

  • Steve Smith

“Even for the most gifted young pianist, it takes a lot to be noticed. Xiayin Wang, a doctoral student at the Manhattan School of Music, is clearly doing something right. In her native China, where she trained at the Shanghai Conservatory, Ms. Wang took first…”

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