Yuja lines up another world premiere

Yuja lines up another world premiere


norman lebrecht

May 07, 2021

After John Adams in LA, she’s getting her fingers around a piano concerto by Teddy Abrams, music director in Louisville.

From the PR stuff:

Formerly a classmate of Abrams at the Curtis Institute of Music, she appeared with the orchestra in 2017 – the same year she was named “Artist of the Year” by Musical America – to celebrate its 80th anniversary with a rapturously received performance of Rachmaninoff’s Fourth Piano Concerto. She performs the world premiere of Abrams’s new Piano Concerto, written expressly for her, on a program that also includes Rachmaninoff’s Tchaikovsky-inspired Symphony No. 2 (Jan 8).


  • Greg Bottini says:

    It sounds like a great program to me. Yuja will, of course, play this new work superbly.
    In bocca di lupo, Yuja!!!!

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  • Anthony Sanderson says:

    Great to have new music being written. Let’s hope it isn’t pastiche, but a piece written by a composer with his own voice.

  • albert.duvall says:

    She even looks hot in a mask 😉