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.
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
No Under 5s. Advisory age limit: 12+. More accessibility information.
Gnossienne No. 1
Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141: No. 4 in E Major
Gavotte from Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006
J.S Bach (arr S. Rachmaninov)
Toccata from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Rapide from 12 Notations Pour Piano
Extract from Turangalîla Symphonie
Au bord d’une source
Codeshare from Useful Expressions
Etude: No. 6
Canzona Serenata, Op 38 No.6
Sergei Rachmaninov (arr V. Gryaznov)
La Campanella from Grandes Études de Paganini, S.141: No.3
Prelude & Fugue No. 2 in A minor from 24 Preludes & Fugues Op. 87
Sonata in A major, K. 24, L.495
Fugue No. 15 in D flat Major from 24 Preludes & Fugues Op. 87
Études, Op. 25: No. 2 in F Minor
Allegro Molto Vivace from Symphony No. 6 in B Minor
Le Tic-Toc Choc ou Les Maillotins
An der schönen blauen Donau
Johann Strauss (arr Gyorgy Cziffra)
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
This event has a strict no photography or videography policy, please enjoy the unique experience and save it for others to discover for themselves.
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.
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.
Drinks from the Lightroom bar will be allowed into the space. No drinks purchased elsewhere are permitted on Lightroom premises.
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.
Access for latecomers will be at the discretion of the Duty Manager and may be limited to standing room only.
There will be no readmittance once the performance starts.
No, the drink with ticket package cannot be changed or swapped. A full range of drinks will be available all night at the bar.
There is no dress code for this event.
This event is not appropriate for younger children. An advisory age recommendation of 12+ is in place.
Registered guide dogs and support animals are welcome by prior arrangement with the venue team.
Yes! You are welcome to stay and enjoy Lightroom’s bar after the show.