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Elliot Fisch
American Record Guide, July 2016

Most enjoyable is the Six Sonnets, by Spanish composer Eduard Toldrà, though Karayev’s ‘Waltz’ from the ballet The Seven Beauties, Glazunov’s Meditation, Ysaÿe’s Solo Violin Sonata, and Rota’s Improvviso are all very pleasing. These all have attractive melodies and are impressively performed. The violin playing is smooth and assured, with none of the grating heard in the more familiar pieces. Ms Vorster’s piano accompaniment is skillful. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Donald Rosenberg
Gramophone, June 2016

[Piet Koornhof] is a keenly sensitive musician who places the dazzling aspects in discerning context.

You won’t hear Koornhof show off, in other words, just to show off. In the most acrobatic pieces, …he treats the tricky flights—large leaps, multiple stops, racing scales—not as isolated bursts but as part of the overall narrative. Tempi are judicious, sometimes spacious, and never driven. Koornhof makes sure notes are dead-centre in intonation, however fleetly they pass by, and that every gesture has a meaningful direction. © 2016 Gramophone Read complete review on Gramophone




Remy Franck
Pizzicato, March 2016

In this virtuoso program ‘On Fire’, Piet Koornhof’s playing is full of imagination and extraordinary of dynamic accentuation and colour. © 2016 Pizzicato





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