Yuja Wang
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Yuja Wang

Yuja Wang
Pianist Yuja Wang, whose fashion choices have stood out in the classical music world, wore a gown by Rosemarie Umetsu on Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
The 25-year-old piano soloist performed Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto during Thursday’s program. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
Her performance of the Tchaikovsky piece was brightly percussive and occasionally punky. She avoided cliche. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
While the soloist was dressed up, the Los Angeles Philharmonic dressed down for the heat, with members removing their jackets and males removing their ties. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
Gustavo Dudamel, left, seen with concertmaster Martin Chalifour and Wang, conducts to show soloists in the best possible light. (Lawrence K. Ho/Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
The mini-dress she wore at her performance last August at the Hollywood Bowl to perform Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto caused a stir, with some questioning whether the attire was appropriate. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
The attention paid to the mini-dress overwhelmed the attention paid to her performance with conductor Lionel Bringuier, right. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
Yuja Wang
In November at Walt Disney Concert Hall, she performed Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto. ( Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
Yuja Wang
After the surprise of the mini-dress in August at the Bowl, she chose a modest black gown for November at Disney Hall. (Katie Falkenberg / For The Times)
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She kept the Bowl crowd waiting a little on Thursday before taking the stage. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
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