Yuja Wang turns heads in racy dress

The Chinese pianist proves she’s a style icon as well as a brilliant concert performer in an appearance at the Hollywood Bowl.

Yuja Wang performing

Pianist Yuja Wang raised eyebrows last year after a performance at the Hollywood Bowl – and it wasn’t just the music getting people talking. She shocked the classical music world by wearing a short orange dress for a concert performance.

Since then, her personal style has been subject to criticism from the media. When she returned to the Hollywood Bowl last night for a performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the audience were keen to see if she would defy her negative critics.

Wang arrived on stage wearing a striking purple dress with a slit up the side. She played Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 , conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

The audience cheered Wang back on stage after she played. Following her solo performance, the orchestra played a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4.

Do you think it matters what a classical musician wears to perform? Or should it be about the music?

Yuja Wang plays Scriabin in purple dress