Yuja goes Dutch

Yuja goes Dutch


norman lebrecht

March 26, 2021

The Rotterdam Philharmonic has secured Yuja Wang as its artist in residence next season.

This does not mean she’ll have to pay for half her meals.

It’s an eye-catching coup for Lahav Shani’s orch.



  • Zandonai says:

    It’s amazing how the chinese communists are taking over the world including classical music… yuja, lang lang, yundi, etc.

  • Stephen Gould says:

    He’s an idiot but it does no harm to find a list of composers who I’ve not heard of who I can then listen to and make up my own mind about. Perhaps I will find that he is, in effect, asking an analogue of Tommy Beecham’s rhetorical question, “why do we hire so many third-rate foreign conductors when we have plenty of second-rate conductors of our own?”

  • Music to the EARS says:

    When will we be able to get beyond the leering “eye-catching coup” and celebrate that the Rotterdam audiences will be able to enjoy some stunning music-making by her?

  • Greg Bottini says:

    “This does not mean she’ll have to pay for half her meals.”
    ???? I don’t get this joke.

  • joey says:

    Why did the Dutch secure such a bad reputation in the English language: go dutch, dutch uncle, dutch cure, dutch agreement, dutch comfort, dutch generosity and last but not least, dutch concert?

    By the way, did Ludwig van has dutch ancestors?

  • yujafan says:

    Should be an interesting collaboration. If only one could travel there to hear the concerts – they should stream online also.

  • Hans-Dieter Glaubke says:

    Lahav Shani.

  • Karin Becker says:

    Who is Laha Shani? Another important question: Will YW wear the typical Dutch clogs instead of their high heels during the concerts with the Rotterdam Philharmonic?

  • Melisande says:

    LahaV is his name and means flame.