Live reviews: Simon Tedeschi – Gershwin Concerto in F

Live reviews: Simon Tedeschi – Gershwin Concerto in F
December 31, 2017 Jacqueline

Live reviews of Simon Tedeschi‘s performance of Gershwin’s Concerto in F in Christchurch Symphony Orchestra’s Masterworks series, conductor Benjamin Northey (11.11.2017):

  • “Pianist Simon Tedeschi’s stylish handling of Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F major was captivating from beginning to end. Utterly absorbed in the moment… Tedeschi found interest and nuance everywhere, with that overall assurance of someone who not only knows the music backwards, but also has a great affinity with the composer… He took the third-movement at a cracking pace, edgy and certainly “agitato”, but the orchestra were with him all the way.” – The Press (NZ), November 2017
  • “formidably impressive… this Christchurch Symphony concert now definitely has to be in the top three… [Tedeschi] gave us such a performance of the Gershwin Piano Concerto that any comparisons are simply irrelevant. His almost nonchalant spontaneity in the first movement made me think that this is what it would have sounded like if Gershwin himself had been playing it… I don’t think I’ve experienced a concerto soloist integrate so perfectly with the orchestra… absolutely mesmerizing… extraordinary”.  – Radio New Zealand, November 2017