Performance Today®

with host Fred Child

: Yuja Wang

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Yuja Wang. ICM

Yuja Wang is known for her daring confidence and skill at the piano and for her adventurous taste in clothes, but at a recent concert in San Francisco, she took a different kind of risk: playing with a duet partner. The remarkable young Chinese pianist was in town to solo with the orchestra. And, as a fun way to open the concert, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas came out with her at the beginning of the evening. They shared a piano bench to play the Sonata for Piano Four Hands, by Francis Poulenc.