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Lightroom Live: Yuja x Hockney

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About the event

Yuja Wang, the internationally acclaimed classical pianist, will take over London’s Lightroom for six intimate concerts, performing a repertoire of pieces inspired by her response to David Hockney’s artworks.

This concert series will afford audiences a unique opportunity to experience Yuja Wang performing in Lightroom’s awe-inspiring showspace, where David Hockney’s artworks will help provide an extraordinary and atmospheric backdrop to Yuja and her piano. Live camera on Lightroom’s walls will provide a unique perspective on her virtuosic performance.

About Yuja Wang

Pianist Yuja Wang is celebrated for her charismatic artistry, emotional honesty and captivating stage presence.  She has performed with the world’s most venerated conductors, musicians and ensembles, and is renowned not only for her virtuosity, but her spontaneous and lively performances, famously telling the New York Times “I firmly believe every program should have its own life, and be a representation of how I feel at the moment”.

Yuja was born into a musical family in Beijing. After childhood piano studies in China, she received advanced training in Canada and at the Curtis Institute of Music under Gary Graffman. She was named Musical America’s Artist of the Year in 2017, and in 2023 received an Opus Klassik Award for her recording of Teddy Abrams’ Piano Concerto with The Louisville Orchestra under the baton of the composer himself, Teddy Abrams.

“As soon as I heard about Lightroom, I was immediately drawn to the possibility of fusing visuals with live music and creating immersive experiences.  I’m particularly delighted to be working on this project with projections by the great David Hockney, who I’ve been a fan of for many years and the audience will experience his art alongside piano performance like never before – it’s exciting and definitely not to be missed!” – Yuja Wang

About the Event

Across six hour-long performances, Yuja Wang will take to the stage and play live, fully immersed in the world of David Hockney: Bigger & Closer. Experience the world’s leading classical pianist play a responsive and dynamic repertoire of pieces inspired directly by one of Britain’s greatest living artists and a truly remarkable space.

Practical Information

Ticket prices 

Lower Gallery Standing Tickets from £15
Upper Gallery Standing Tickets from £25
Main Space Seated Tickets from £49.50

Tickets with a glass of Crémant included are available for a £7.50 supplement.

Dates & Times

28, 29, 30 September

7pm & 9pm


60 mins

Audience Suitability

No Under 5s. Advisory age limit: 12+. More accessibility information.

Lightroom exterior at night time. The sign is illuminated and several people are standing outside the building.


Gnossienne No. 1

Erik Satie

Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141: No. 4 in E Major

Franz Liszt

Gavotte from Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006

J.S Bach (arr S. Rachmaninov)

Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin

Maurice Ravel

Rapide from 12 Notations Pour Piano

Pierre Boulez

Extract from Turangalîla Symphonie

Olivier Messiaen

Au bord d’une source

Franz Liszt

Codeshare from Useful Expressions

Nico Muhly

Etude: No. 6

Philip Glass

Canzona Serenata, Op 38 No.6

Nikolai Medtner

Polka Italienne

Sergei Rachmaninov (arr V. Gryaznov)

La Campanella from Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141: No.3

Franz Liszt

Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in A minor from 24 Preludes & Fugues Op. 87  

Dmitri Shostakovich

Sonata in A major, K. 24, L.495

Domenico Scarlatti

Fugue No. 15 in D flat Major from 24 Preludes & Fugues Op. 87

Dmitri Shostakovich

Arabesque No.1

Claude Debussy

Études, Op. 25: No. 2 in F Minor

Frédéric Chopin

Allegro Molto Vivace from Symphony No. 6 in B Minor

Pyotr Tchaikovsky


Le Tic-Toc Choc ou Les Maillotins

François Couperin

An der schönen blauen Donau

Johann Strauss (arr Gyorgy Cziffra)


What seat options are available?

Seated tickets are available in the Main Space.

Every seat will enjoy a view of the raised stage. Approximately 50% of seating will be padded benches, and 50% will be seats with backs. If you require a seat with a back, please get in touch.

Are seats reserved?

Seating is General Allocation so specific seats cannot be reserved or requested. If you have an accessibility requirement for a specific seat type (for example a seat with a back) please get in touch.

What standing options are available?

Standing tickets are available on our Lower and Upper Galleries.

The Lower Gallery is within the main showspace on a mezzanine level. There is a railing which you can lean against during the show.

The Upper Viewing Gallery looks down into the main showspace. Again, a railing is in place which you can lean against.

What is the difference between Lower and Upper Galleries?

The Lower Gallery is a mezzanine floor within the Main Space. The Upper Gallery is high above the Main Space, looking down – this may not be suitable for those who struggle with heights

What time does the house open?

The house will open no earlier than 30 minutes prior to the performance start time. Please arrive in good time – you are welcome to enjoy a drink in our bar before the performance.

There will be no readmittance once the performance starts.

Can I take photos / videos?

This event has a strict no photography or videography policy, please enjoy the unique experience and save it for others to discover for themselves.

What will Yuja Wang play on the night?

Yuja will play a selection of pieces in direct response to David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away).

The repertoire performed will be communicated by email after the event, and may change from performance to performance.

What will be projected on the walls on the night?

Yuja’s performance will be accompanied by projections of David Hockney: Bigger & Closer (not smaller & further away) as well as full-scale live camera from multiple angles.

Are drinks allowed in the space?

Drinks from the Lightroom bar will be allowed into the space. No drinks purchased elsewhere are permitted on Lightroom premises.

Will bag searches be in operation on arrival?


Is a cloakroom available?

Yes, for coats and small bags. Regrettably we cannot store suitcases or bicycles.

Thee are places to lock your bike nearby, and luggage storage facilities are available at King’s Cross and St Pancras stations.

What is the policy for latecomers?

Access for latecomers will be at the discretion of the Duty Manager and may be limited to standing room only.

What is the readmittance policy?

There will be no readmittance once the performance starts.

I have purchased a ticket with a glass of Crémant. Can I have a different drink?

No, the drink with ticket package cannot be changed or swapped. A full range of drinks will be available all night at the bar.

What is the dress code?

There is no dress code for this event.

Can I bring my child?

This event is not appropriate for younger children. An advisory age recommendation of 12+ is in place.

Can I bring my support animal/pet?

Registered guide dogs and support animals are welcome by prior arrangement with the venue team.

Can I stay for a drink after the show?

Yes! You are welcome to stay and enjoy Lightroom’s bar after the show.

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