Reviews | Joachim Kwetzinsky, pianist
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"Pianist Joachim Kwetzinsky has interweaved excerpts from both cycles into a brilliantly curated program. More importantly, he plays like a young god...One of 2010's most stimulating piano releases--don't miss it!"

Classics Today, July 2010. Jed Distler on Kwetzinsky's CD Polyphonic Dialogues, 10 out of 10 points

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"Searingly passionate, powerfully intense, completely in control of the technical and rhythmic difficulties, and understanding of the musical and expressive complexities of the work, while always beautiful of sound, it seems to me to be the best performance of the cello sonata, either live or on recording, that I have experienced."

Cambridge Journals/Tempo, June 2009. John Rodney Lister on Carter's Cello Sonata released on 2L with the cellist Johannes Martens

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"Played with charismatic brilliance. Johannes Martens and Joachim Kwetzinsky revel in fine detail without ever losing a sense of its overarching shape."

The Strad, 2008. Catherine Nelson om Carters cellosonate utgitt på 2L med cellisten Johannes Martens

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"With fingers of bright Scandinavian snow, the Norwegian Pianist, Joachim Kwetzinsky gave a concert on Terra Sancta Cultural Center where he presented pieces in cooperation with Amman Symphony Orchestra conducted by Mohammed Othman Sidiq... Joachim Kwetzinsky played the solo part with great performance and flexible fascinating fingers."

Al-Ghad, Jordan, 24.11.2007. Mohammed Khader after a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in Terra Sancta Cultural Center, Amman, 24.11.2007

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"The young Norwegian piano soloist rendered all pieces of music with determination, great sound, generous lyricism and expression, ample virtuosity and feeling."

Kathimerini, Greece, 04.11.2007. N. A. Dontas after a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in Megaron Hall, Athens, 18.10.2007

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"But it's seldom that you experience such a successful meeting between the folktunes and the piano arrangements... And Joachim Kwetzinsky is a tasteful and energetic pianist that it will be exciting to follow."

VG, Norway, 28.07.2007. Tori Skrede after a concert with Unni Løvlid in National Gallery, Oslo, 27.07.2007

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"The Norwegian Joachim Kjelsaas Kwetzinsky (29) played the solo part and thereby gave the impression that the piece is best rendered by a compatriot of the composer."

Kleine Zeitung, Austria, 05.06.2007. Ernst Scherzer after a performance of Grieg's Piano Concerto in Konzerthaus, Klagenfurt, 04.06.2007

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"The powerful, untamed piano playing reinforced the impressions to magical heights... The technical playing was fantastically good and the interpretation passionate and temperamentful."

Morgunblaðið, Iceland, 13.07.2006. Jonas Sen after a solo recital in Nordic House, Reykjavik, 10.07.2006

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"It was a great joy to get Joachim Kwetzinsky to Iceland, he will probably have a star career, and the response of the audience was very warm."

Morgunblaðið, Iceland, 12.07.2006. Ríkarður Ö. Pálsson after a solo recital in Siglufjörður church, Siglufjörður, 07.07.2006

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"And the concert may shortly be described at least with the following words: Exciting, flexible, lots of contrasts, convincing musicality, energy, elegance, great musical jugglings, good dialogues, fabulous rhytmics and two great artists."

Harstad Tidende, Norway, 25.06.2005. Ola Bruun after a concert with Kjell Tore Innervik in Harstad Culture House, 23.06.2005

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