Slippedisc daily comfort zone (28): Yuja Wang, when young

Slippedisc daily comfort zone (28): Yuja Wang, when young

Daily Comfort Zone

norman lebrecht

May 11, 2021

She’s ten years old, playing Beethoven’s Rage for a Lost Penny. If this won’t bring a smile, nothing will.

Playing starts at 1:40

So much power in her final punch.


  • E says:


  • henry williams says:

    the introduction was the longest i have
    ever heard. i made tea while she was still

  • Morgan says:

    What a command she possesses even at that young age and the ending is. . . full command.

  • Jeffery Young says:

    According to the host’s introduction, she was 12, not 10.

  • Greg Bottini says:

    Yuja is one of the greatest pianist/musicians of her generation.
    And how adorable she was at age ten, playing so beautifully.
    Love ya, Yuja!

  • Peter San Diego says:

    Sheer delight.

  • Petros Linardos says:

    I can’t wait to listen to an older, more mature Yuja Wang. It will probably be a hell of a treat.

  • NYCgirl says:

    Love it!

  • NYMike says:

    Her videos while @ Curtis are also a treat!

  • John Borstlap says:

    Not only ‘adorable’ but musically entirely mature and right. Amazing….!

    If you speak the last four words of the title of this post quickly and repeatedly, you get linguistically confused and the pianist gets a longer name.

  • Karin Becker says:

    She was fully dressed in her childhood and youth, were her concert gags so bad later that she could only play the piano half-naked?

  • Karin Becker says:

    And she has already played the Fortepiano Sonata op 106, in 2016 in New York, unfortunately not as convincing as Beethoven’s op 129.