what they say:
“Liu Yang wowed the opening-night audience with a scorching performance of Sarasate's Carmen Fantasy…”
The New Tork Times
"Liu Yang, from China, with his dazzling talent, the audience cheered as Liu fired off a few rockets of his own….”
The Washington Post
"The Nielsen brought the debut of an outstanding young Chinese violinist, Yang Liu. The concerto calls for an interesting mixture of virtuosity and expression, and Yang delivered on both counts. Technically incredibly adept, he made a strong impression. Yang and Spano seemed to have good rapport with each other and the orchestra."
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"Unbelievable… Yang, near the end of the third movement, he broke a string. Finishing a run, he turned to concertmaster, traded violins and finished the piece playing with incredible accuracy on a borrowed violin. The concerts here were Yang Liu's first in North America. He is amazing and will certainly be playing to rave reviews. We're quite lucky to have seen him and Gil Shaham in the same year."
Atlanta music critic
"Leonhard Bernstein's 'serenade', ambitious, deep spirited work rather than one of the virtuoso standards. Yang, a violin wonder with racing fast fingers. He meets the depth and the tension, he jazzes and sings, masters the highly virtuosic attacks and integrates the complex rhythms to a richly felt musical confession. The orchestral musicians truly enjoy the dialogue with the sympathetic soloist..."
Kulture, Germany By Monika Willer
"World-class violinist enravishes Audience to Thundering Applause. What makes Yang Liu’s violin playing so fascinating? It penetrates the artist, for whom technical problems are not an issue, to the tips of the toes. He forms a unit with his valuable Amati and brandishes the bow like a swordsman does his foil. Dynamics are entirely unpretentiously built up to excess."