Interview with LIMELIGHT Magazine

PIANIST YIYUN GU ON EAST MEETS WEST

 

Ahead of her intimate recital, Gu speaks about performing in a salon, forging connections with the audience, and bringing the music of the East to western audiences.

by Justine Nguyen on March 22, 2018

"Bells and moonlight, the water spring and fish, and fiery tango and the funeral – these are the abstract themes that Chinese-Australian pianist Yiyun Gu has used as the springboard for her upcoming recital East Meets West. Here the rising star gives Limelight a taste of what’s to come. "  Read more

Interview with CutCommon Magazine

Yiyun Gu wants this music to “be heard and understood”

By Stephanie Eslake on March 24, 2018

"Yiyun Gu is a Melbourne concert pianist who cares about what audiences understand. For her upcoming event at the Melbourne Recital Centre, she hasn’t just chosen a program of works that showcase her skills. She’s handpicked pieces that she feels showcase the best voices in Eastern and Western composition."  Read More

Interview with StarWeekly

Passion, poise keys to pianist Yiyun Gu's success 

by Star weekly, on August 22, 2014  

"Yiyun Gu plays the piano like a bookworm reads a book. Just like the reader uncovers new plots twists and turns, Gu discovers new meaning and emotion as her fingers play the compositions of Bach, Chopin 
and Beethoven.

It’s no surprise that the Sydenham pianist, 29, has been selected to compete in one of the nation’s most prestigious classical piano competitions, the Australian National Piano Award."   Read More