On the day of my rehearsal, someone came into the hall. I thought it was just someone from the public wanting to listen, but it turned out to be a photographer for Süddeutsche Zeitung, which is one of Germany’s largest newspapers. She was going to feature me and some other musicians in an article. Little did I know that it was going to be a review of the performance as well! Here are the versions below:
Here is the German version
Here is Google’s best attempt at a translation:
Anyone who dares to play Beethoven's last Piano Sonata Opus 111 must be fearless and confident in his skills. In the case of Thomas Yu, both are true...[He] plays the piece with elegance and depth...and his interpretation was the highlight of the festival day.Süddeutsche Zeitung, Germany's largest newspaper, translated.