On Sunday, December 4, Steinway Artist Yuja Wang was a featured soloist at the annual Kennedy Center Honors Gala, giving a performance of Piazzola’s “Grand Tango” on a 9' Steinway Model D Concert Piano in honor of 2016 Kennedy Center Honors recipient, pianist Martha Argerich. Ms. Wang was introduced by the legendary Plácido Domingo, who referred to her as a “groundbreaking volcano,” and her appearance was preceded by performances from pianist Yefim Bronfman and violinist Itzhak Perlman, following a spoken tribute from actor Jeff Goldblum.

 

Additional recipients of this year’s Kennedy Center Honors are screen and stage actor Al Pacino, rock band the Eagles, gospel and blues singer Mavis Staples, and musician James Taylor, all who were celebrated by an illustrious audience, including President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.