This film is a journey with the famous pianist Yuja Wang. With more than 120 performances a year, she lives a nomadic lifestyle. The exploration of Yuja’s wanderings is a travelogue of exciting venues, glitzy cities and encounters with extraordinary artists, such as Gustavo Dudamel, Gauthier Capuçon and Leonidas Kavakos and personalities of other professional horizons but there is also a downside: fatigue, jet lag, pressure, doubts, hostilities, disorientation, and loneliness. With a bittersweet reference to the transience of life, the film reveals the invisible that complements the visible and shows us this artist in a very personal way. ‘Pianists have to be alone all the time, and it’s hard, it’s lonely. Being a musician is almost like a very isolated life, and the only time you actually get to communicate is on stage with music. It’s not a bad thing. I think being solitary, it really allows us to think about life and to think about why people write this music. [...] It makes you start to wonder about things that are beneath the surface’ Yuja Wang. BONUS: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue & Ravel: Piano Concerto in G Major.
Sound format: PCM Stereo (documentary), DTS-HD MA 5.1 (concert)
Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Subtitles: English (original language), German, French, Korean, Japanese
Booklet: English, German, French
Total running time: 89 mins (documentary: 47 mins + concert: 42 mins)