Yuja Wang just took apart Mozart with this unbelievably exciting encore, and it’s gone viral
28 November 2016, 10:49
When pianist Yuja Wang returned to the stage after a concert at the Verbier music festival, an encore was expected: but few encores are quite like this one.
Beginning as almost a parody of plinky-plonky piano, Wang kicks off the familiar melody of Mozart’s Rondo alla Turca, which is met with some polite laughter from the audience.
But then, well… things get a bit hectic:
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this video has now officially gone viral, bringing the joy to millions.
If you were wondering, Wang’s arrangement seems to be a mishmash of Arcadi Volodos and Fazil Say’s versions of the Mozart stalwart, by turns jazzy and intensely pianistic.