Or perhaps on the wrists. Yuja Wang took to Facebook to show off a Rolex:
Does it affect her playing style? Probably not:
A moment away from the keyboard, with mentor Michael Tilson Thomas:
For some reason, Tilson Thomas looks to me in this picture like he’d just asked her if she wanted to buy a watch. He hadn’t.
On the off-chance that she actually had to pay for that pricey timekeeper, I was able to replenish her funds to a small extent by buying her album — as always, on Deutsche Grammophon — of the two Ravel piano concerti, fleshed out with Fauré’s Ballade in F# major. I’ve played it through twice so far, and I’m not sure whether it moves to the top spot in my list of favorite Ravel piano recordings. I think I’m going to have to go hunt around in the stacks for its most serious rival, a 1976 outing by Anne Queffélec from the old Musical Heritage Society.
Addendum: The CBC names Yuja among the ten best-dressed classical musicians today.