"Released when he was just 20, this is an assured debut album from the award-winning pianist. What sets him apart here is an instinct for tempo, dynamics, and phrasing well beyond his years, particularly in a beautifully restrained, controlled performance of Liszt’s fiendish “La campanella,” and in the opening Schubert impromptu, where the delicate balance of stateliness and wit is brilliantly negotiated. Yang’s own pieces, his “3 Aquarelles,” are masterful, impressionist works that combine oriental harmonies with a stunning modernist twist—all played with superb poise. Peter Maxwell Davies’ lilting “Farewell to Stromness” provides a touching coda."
- Editor, Apple Music & iTunes
- International Piano Magazine
"[Yuanfan's] Three Aquarelles are vividly programmatic, relating to waves, the sinking sun and a haunted bell, and ranging in mood from splash virtuosity to a soulful poignancy impressive in one so young."
- Fiona Maddocks, The Guardian
Keyboard category winner and Grand Finalist of the 2012 BBC Young Musician of the Year competition, Yuanfan Yang released Watercolour in September 2017 to critical acclaim – a daring debut disc that showcases both his pianistic ability and compositional skill. The album explores scenic compositions for the piano from composers such as Liszt, Chopin and Maxwell-Davies as well as Yuanfan himself.
Watercolour is available to purchase internationally in record stores, the Orchid Classics website, as well as most online retailers including Amazon, iTunes etc.
Watercolour can also be streamed via Spotify, Apple Music, and other music streaming sites.