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Pianist Xiayin Wang, an artist of keen musicality and sweeping virtuosity, has brought audiences to their feet with playing in the grand Romantic tradition.
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Classical review: RSNO/Oundjian, Xiayin Wang (piano), Edinburgh

Putting together two Russian composers’ very different responses to Shakespeare’s greatest love story – as the RSNO and music director Peter Oundjian did in this barnstorming concert – proved such a revealing, satisfying experience, and one so rich in musical storytelling, that it’s a wonder…

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Xiayin Wang – an artist of her time

Walking along Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street on any day of the week one might be surprised at the number of Asian visitors and an encouraging feature of concerts in Scotland is the number of Chinese young people who are present. Through the Confucius project Glasgow University hosts many Chinese students extending the large community…

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Xiayin Wang, Chandos’s newest piano star

“Here, even in Rachmaninoff’s most savage and turbulent pages, is playing of an awesome clarity and poise. Xiayin Wang makes her chosen composer sound greater and more indelibly Russian than ever” – Gramophone magazine review of Xiayin Wang’s first Rachmaninoff disc for Chandos There can…

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Xiayin Wang: BARBER, COPLAND, GERSHWIN on CHANDOS

“With two of these American concertos, the Copland and Gershwin, Xiayin Wang ventures undaunted into repertoire long under the shadow of Earl Wild. She’s done so before with tremendous success (see, in particular, her delectable Gershwin/Wild collection, Fanfare 34:5). And to a large extent, she repeats her…

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RECORDING OF THE MONTH

“Soloist Xiayin Wang embeds herself firmly in the orchestral texture but, unlike in the Copland concerto, the piano remains a fully distinctive, individual element too with its own voice that debates, even contends with the orchestra. After the appassionato of the opening movement, the second movement canzone begins with…

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Barber • Copland • Gershwin

“Barber’s electrifying and athletically awesome Concerto (1962) opens the disc. You only have to hear the soloist’s first entry to know that in Xiayin Wang you have a virtuoso with all the power and pizzazz to encompass the work’s demands – and more. She leads…

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