31 Oct 2017

Rachmaninov with Joyce Yang

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:22 pm on 31 October 2017
Pianist, Joyce Yang

Pianist, Joyce Yang Photo: Supplied/NZSO

The concerto is famously difficult, and she describes it as similar to running two marathons - the pianist comes close to wanting to simply fall forward into the piano keys.

Joyce Yang was born in South Korea and began playing at the age of four.

She was also an accomplished speed skater, but gave that up eventually due to fears it could damage her hands. She tells Jesse about the difficulty of playing Rachmaninov and how she hears colours in music.

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