10
Oct
TELEGRAPH ★★★★★ It began with the shapely unaccompanied melody that launches Weber’s Invitation to the Dance, which Tan made as eloquent and lyrical as if it were played on a cello
BACHTRACK ★★★★★ the secret of its success and evident popularity (judging by the commitment and enthusiasm of the audiences) lies in a simple formula: an impressive line up of internationally-acclaimed pianists, imaginative programmes and a friendly atmosphere. […] The entire programme was intoxicating, perfectly balanced to keep one wanting more, and a splendid celebration of the piano and those who play it.
PLANET HUGILL★★★★★ The clarity and character of the playing brought out the stunning textures of the piece.’
THE ARTS DESK Together Owen and Apekisheva are not just one-plus-one, but virtually a third entity. […] A notable joy was the world premiere of their new commission, RedMare by Elena Langer. The music is full of evocative slivers of melody, glistening runs, allusive harmonies and plenty of galloping virtuosity.
THE CROSS-EYED PIANIST Piece after piece, composer after composer, we wondered if the quality and excitement could be sustained right to the end, but it was and this extraordinary evening rounded off with a hugely thrilling and very witty performance of Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini, with Danny Driver and Melvyn Tan.
SPECTATOR I’d rather miss a season of Proms than the London Piano Festival