by Luca Cossettini
Derek Wang defines himself as a pianist and communicator constantly attentive to musical and social issues. After graduating from the Juilliard School in New York, where he also studied harpsichord and fortepiano, he received the Peter Mennin Prize for his extraordinary achievements and, as a beneficiary of the Kovner Fellowship, he embarked on the specialization path with Stephen Hough and Veda Kaplinsky. In the summer of 2019, he became the pianist of the Aspen Contemporary Ensemble and the Aspen Music Festival and School, collaborating with artists such as composer Vijay Iyer, violinist Robert McDuffie, and conductor Timothy Weiss. Also active in multimedia productions and author of soundtracks for short films, he recently launched the podcast series American Stories with violinist Sophia Stoyanovich, where music becomes a mirror of American current events, reflecting the stories of real characters.
…an endearing and powerful performance, brimming with confidence and joy.
(Zelazowa Wola, 1810 – Parigi, 1849)
Sonata n. 2 in si bemolle minore, op. 35
(Pamiers, 1945 – Parigi 1924)
Notturno n. 10 in si minore, op. 119
LUDWIG van BEETHOVEN
(Bonn 1770 – Vienna, 1827)
Sonata n. 32 in do minore, op. 111
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
(Salisburgo, 1756 – Vienna, 1791)
Confutatis maledictis e Lacrimosa dal Requiem in re minore, K. 626, S. 550
Trascrizione di FRANZ LISZT (Raiding, 1811 – Bayreuth, 1886)
(Raiding, 1811 – Bayreuth, 1886)
Totentanz, S. 525