Sol Gabetta, Sylvain Cambreling / Kammerorchester Basel — Bern, 2020-01-22

Concert review, ★★★½, Sol Gabetta, Sylvain Cambreling, Kammerorchester Basel @ Casino, Bern, 2020-01-22 — Stravinsky: Concerto in D for string orchestra (“Basle Concerto”); Rihm: Concerto in G (World Premiere); Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, op.56, “Scottish”
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CD — Oxana Shevchenko: Stravinsky, Complete Works for Solo Piano

Media Review — Oxana Shevchenko playing Stravinsky: Complete Works for Solo Piano (2 CDs, ★★★★½): Scherzo (1902), Sonata in F♯ minor (1904), 4 Études for piano, op.7 (1908), The Firebird (arr. Agosti), Trois Mouvements de Pétrouchka, Souvenir d’une marche boche, Valse pour les enfants, Ragtime, Piano-Rag-Music, Fragment des Symphonies pour instruments à vent à la mémoire de Claude Achille Debussy, Les cinq doigts, Sonate (1924), Serenade in A, Tango, Circus Polka for a young elephant

Festival Academy Budapest 2018, Day 4 — 2018-07-26

Concert review, Festival Academy Budapest, “Music has Soul” @ Budapest, 2018-07-26 — Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048; Straight Labyrinth (InFusion Trio & String Quartet); Gipsy Music; Argentine Tangos (Concert on the boat “Európa”)

Auryn Quartett — Conservatory Bern, 2018-05-14

Concert review, Auryn Quartett @ Konservatorium Bern, 2018-05-14 — Debussy: String Quartet in G minor, op.10, L.85; Mozart: String Quartet No.17 in B♭ major, K.458, “Hunt”; Grieg: String Quartet No.1 in G minor, op.27

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…