Pianist Yuja Wang Steps in for Evgeny Kissin at Salzburg Pageant

(Photograph credit score: Pierre Anthony)


Austria’s 2022 Salzburg Pageant, which is operating from July 18–August 31, has introduced that Yuja Wang might be changing Evgeny Kissin for his August 5 solo recital on the Haus für Mozart.

Kissin regretfully knowledgeable the Pageant that as a result of ache in his left arm, he was unable to organize his solo recital at full capability, therefore might be taking a brief break for his restoration. 

“I sadly am not feeling effectively and am not performing immediately on the Salzburg Recital,” Kissin wrote on Fb. “The superb Yuja Wang is taking part in on the recital immediately as an alternative, and I hope you all attend and luxuriate in! I’ll miss performing for you, however look ahead to being again once more for you all very quickly!”

Wang was initially scheduled to debut at this yr’s Pageant on August 9 and 12, nonetheless, will now seem earlier, performing choose works by Schubert, Liszt, Schoenberg, Ligeti, Skriabin, and Albéniz. 

“Final minute addition to my schedule, I’m heading to Salzburg!” Wang posted on Fb. “Sadly my colleague Evgeny Kissin is unwell, and I’ve been requested to leap in for his recital at [the Salzburg Festival on Friday]…I hope to see lots of you there, and I ship therapeutic needs to Evgeny.”

Kissin’s upcoming concert events embody a duo recital with Ándrás Schiff scheduled for August 9, 2022, on the Salzburg Pageant — for which Kissin will resume rehearsals shortly and is assured that he’ll carry out. A remaining determination about whether or not this live performance will go forward is anticipated this weekend.

We want Kissin a speedy recuperate!