In a pre-Proms interview of stupefying superficiality, the pianist lets drop a fragment of credible personal history:
Her parents, she says, “have no clue what I’m doing. They say, ‘Come back, why don’t you be a teacher in the conservatory?’ They are supportive but naive.”
Perhaps the incomprehension works both ways.
Yuja is so good at playing the media game, though, that this might just be another provocation.
Full interview here.