"If not a typically showy concerto, it is formidably difficult for the soloist in other ways. This performance featured the Philharmonic’s brilliant principal oboist, Liang Wang. For long stretches he had to play hushed, high sustained tones, and his ability to hold the pitches true, with haunting beauty and eerie calm, was astonishing. The second movement, “Ocean of Storms,” becomes fitful and fractured. Mostly, though, the music is elemental and mysterious!" - Anthony Tommasini, New York Times
"The oboist for Shepherd’s quartet was Liang Wang, principal of the New York Philharmonic, whose hopping about in this piece, whether antic or elegiac, was spectacular. This too had a notable, terrific ensemble (violinist Jennifer Koh, violist Cynthia Phelps and cellist Felix Fan)!" - L.A. Times
"[Wang] performed superhuman feats of circular breathing in the relentless flurries of Chen Qigang’s Extase!"