Yuja Wang turns heads in racy dress

10 August 2012, 10:32 | Updated: 10 August 2012, 10:46

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

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?