Talent switch: Yuja joins Dude’s boutique

Talent switch: Yuja joins Dude’s boutique


norman lebrecht

September 16, 2014

We hear that Yuja Wang, the sought-after Chinese pianist, is leaving her Opus3 agent, Earl Blackburn, to join London-based Fidelio Artists as its first instrumentalist.

Fidelio, run by Mark Newbanks, looks after three conductors: Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Lionel Bringuier.

Yuja works regularly with the first two.

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  • Risto Nieminen says:

    In fact she works regularly with the first three, latest with Bringuier on his high profile first season’s opening in Zürich…

  • Anon says:

    Agree. She plays regularly with Lionel Bringuier and they are a very exciting pair of artists to watch together – a particularly dynamic combination! It was Bringuier conducting at Yuja’s famous “little orange dress” debut at Hollywood Bowl!

    When asked how it was to be conducting an artist in such an outfit, Bringuier, always the perfect French gentleman, replied gallantly “The dress. . . well, yes, it WAS very short!”

    I believe they are the same age and it looks like they have a comfortable friendship offstage as well as in concert. It’s quite a treat to see them perform together!

  • Musicandmore says:

    Such an act of disloyalty. Earl Blackburn has worked his tail off on behalf of Yuja since she was an unknown student at Curtis.

  • muslit says:

    maybe now she’ll play in the nude