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Colin Clarke
MusicWeb International, July 2017

This is such a beautifully programmed disc, phenomenally recorded and showcasing a major pianistic talent. The piano sound comes across as magnificently burnished.

Michał Karol Szymanowski, born 1988 in Bydgoszcz, holds an innate musicality that stands him in good stead. …this is heartfelt music-making of the type one associates with such luminaries as Uchida, Schiff and Brendel.

…a delightful disc, really well programmed and well performed by a talented, eminently musical pianist. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review

Michael Ullman
Fanfare, July 2016

…Michal Szymanowski is called “one of the most promising Polish pianists of the young generation.” I find him one of the most accomplished new pianists I have heard in recent years. …[He] is not just someone to watch, but someone wholeheartedly to listen to. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review

Sang Woo Kang
American Record Guide, July 2016

The work is very sensitive, and [Szymanowski] plays the lyrical lines brilliantly… © 2016 American Record Guide

Jessica Duchen
primephonic, March 2016


[Michał Szymanowski] is in cool-headed control throughout, while able to evoke the necessary range of colour and character as if it is second nature. His touch is velvety and full-toned, glittering when necessary, but never harsh or flashily flamboyant. There is a rich core of meditative stillness to his musicianship, which adds depth, poise and a mesmerising demand for the listener’s attention. …In all, it is a meaty recital with much to communicate and a very great deal to enjoy.© 2016 primephonic Read complete review

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