Yuja Wang just took apart Mozart with this unbelievably exciting encore, and it’s gone viral

28 November 2016, 10:49

yuja wang encore

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.

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