Shai's Friday performance at Kaleidoscope! - The 23rd Singapore International Piano Festival 2016 was covered by The Straits Times. The program comprised impromptus by various composers, a Chopin tarantella, and a Schubert sonata, plus a couple of surprises at the end... "As if to highlight a joyful symmetry of programming, Wosner's encores included Schubert's lilting Hungarian Melody and an original improvisation. In the manner of Schubert's German Dances, here was a true impromptu to complete the evening's fine fare." Read More.
The month of June has seen Shai sailing the Gulf of Alaska on Le Soléal, the Alice Tully Hall of the high seas! Check out these shots snapped during the cruise (and shout out to fellow travelers Kristin Lee, violinist and Matthew Lipman, Violist with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center).
In June, Shai will head to Kaleidoscope! - The 23rd Singapore International Piano Festival 2016 for a solo recital, having made his festival debut in 2011. In the video below, he takes a moment to reflect on his experience in Singapore five years ago and -- in a separate video (https://youtu.be/69iB9i8Z_n4) -- provides a glimpse of this year's program.
ICYMI: Joshua Kosman at San Francisco Chronicle reviewed Shai's latest release on Onyx Classics. "Wosner makes his way through two of Haydn's concertos with such brio and sly wit that I found myself laughing out loud a few times." Glad to hear the album is bringing the LOLz!!
In a roundup of standout Haydn recordings, the Daily Mail highlights Shai's latest release, which takes a selection of the composer's concertos and capriccios and "stirs in some paprika with a piano concerto and some solo keyboard music from Gyorgy Ligeti."