Blogcritics

Blogcritics: Pianist-Composer and Honens Winner Nicolas Namoradze on His Carnegie Hall Debut

Blogcritics: Pianist-Composer and Honens Winner Nicolas Namoradze on His Carnegie Hall Debut

Fresh off winning Canada’s 2018 Honens International Piano Competition, New York-based pianist and composer Nicolas Namoradze will be making his Carnegie Hall debut Feb 10. Concerts at London’s Wigmore Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, and other international venues are also upcoming, along with recordings on the Honens and Hyperion labels.

Blogcritics: Marc-André Hamelin at Carnegie Hall Review

Blogcritics: Marc-André Hamelin at Carnegie Hall Review

Marc-André Hamelin opened his Carnegie Hall program with a sober and thoughtful performance. His approach showed an awareness that the music needs no excess. All the magnificence is there in the score.

Blogcritics: Concert Review with Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki

Blogcritics: Concert Review with Julian Schwarz and Marika Bournaki

Cellist Julian Schwarz and pianist Marika Bournaki presented an eye-opening survey of a fascinating and mostly neglected 20th-century musical movement at the Center for Jewish History on May 22.

Blogcritics: Cellist Julian Schwarz on Joachim Stutschewsky and 20th-Century Jewish Music

Blogcritics: Cellist Julian Schwarz on Joachim Stutschewsky and 20th-Century Jewish Music

Julian Schwarz spoke with us about his approach to playing Stutschewsky and other 20th-century music, the preparation for this unique concert program, and his interest in “music of Jewish connection.”

Blogcritics: Anne Akiko Meyers 92nd Street Y Concert Review

Blogcritics: Anne Akiko Meyers 92nd Street Y Concert Review

Celebrated violinist Anne Akiko Meyers and pianist Akira Eguchi‘s program ranged from the 28-year-old Beethoven’s teemingly imaginative first violin sonata to an evocative work for violin and electronics, “Wreck of the Umbria,” written in 2009 by the then also 28-year-old Jakub Ciupinski and accompanied by video footage of the sunken Italian ship that, together with Meyers’s commission, inspired the piece.

Blogcritics: Concert Review - Israeli Chamber Project (NYC, 8 April 2017)

Blogcritics: Concert Review - Israeli Chamber Project (NYC, 8 April 2017)

Mozart, Richard Strauss, and 20th-century composer Jean Françaix were on the menu Friday night at the Baruch Performing Arts Center as three members of the Israeli Chamber Project and guest violist Paul Neubauer served a repast of virtuosity and variety.