”Mr. Yu played the (Schumann)Toccata, using a bright tone and an even crispness of touch..Tempo was lively and steady, as the work demands..The audience received the performance with warm enthusiasm!“
“Zenan Yu is enormously talented…He has great technique-above all, an immense musicality and an indelible musical personality.”
"Zenan Yu, from China, who produced some particularly outstanding Debussy in the semi-final (of the Honens Competition) and whose Hammerklavier proved he had power and drama running through his veins."
"Zenan Yu, only recently arrived Stateside from glittering triumphs in China.Yu has the most dazzling technique, rapid firing torrents of octave passages prestisissimo. This is a technique of tautly coiled steel... The Sposalizio, Liszt’s tone-painting of Raphael’s canvas, demands introspection, poetry, and mystery...Yu was on the mark here."
"Interludium A was by the so-called father of Korean modern musician, Isang-Yun. The first time I heard his music I was not terribly impressed, but this solo piano piece played by Zenan Yu, was far more attractive…highly virtuosic."