Monday 24 Aug, 2:45pm – 3:35pm
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 Yujas wanderings is a travelogue of exciting venues, glitzy cities and encounters with extraordinary artists, such as Gustavo Dudamel, Gauthier Capucon 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 is hard, it is 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. Its 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.