Isabel Villanueva & Calio Alonso — Zurich, 2023-11-24

Concert review, ★★★★, Isabel Villanueva, Calio Alonso @ Aula der Universität, Zurich, 2023-11-24 — Schubert: Sonata for viola & piano in A minor, D.821, “Arpeggione”; Wagner: Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91; de Falla / Kochanski: Suite populaire Espagnole
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Chooi, Borisov, Nero, Griffiths / Orpheum Supporters Orchestra — Zurich, 2021-10-26

Concert review, ★★★½, Timothy Chooi, Roman Borisov, Anna Nero, Howard Griffiths / Orpheum Supporters Orchestra @ Tonhalle am See, Zurich, 2021-10-26 (Young Soloists On Stage — Orpheum Foundation) — Edvard Grieg: “Peer Gynt” Suite No.1, op.46; Max Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 in G minor, op.26; Richard Addinsell: “Warsaw Concerto” for Piano and Orchestra; Manuel de Falla: “El amor brujo” (Excerpts)
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Danae Dörken — Piano Recital @ Lucerne, 2019-11-21

Concert review, ★★★, Danae Dörken @ Lukaskirche, Lucerne, 2019-11-21 (Lucerne Piano Festival, Debut Series) — Debussy: “Images”, Book I; Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances, Sz 56 / BB 68; Poulenc: 8 Nocturnes, FP 56; de Falla: Fire Dance from “El amor brujo”; Chopin: Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor, op.58
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Han-Na Chang & Finghin Collins — Wigmore Hall London, 2012-04-28

(…) stunned by Han-Na Chang’s performance of the Haydn C major concerto (…). That performance dates back some 7 years (2005) — but she had recorded both Haydn concertos already back in 1998, when she was 16; in that YouTube performance, it was amazing to see not only her enormous technical skills, but also her freedom of expression, and how much she has detached herself from technicalities, how much she is totally relaxed and appears to enjoy her own playing while visually communicating with the orchestra…