photo

HIGHLIGHTS/ Stunning recital in London

Queen Elizabeth Hall on 22 April 2014, featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann

 

 

* Federico Colli, Queen Elizabeth Hall- classical review

by Michael Church

The Independent - Wednesday 23 April 2014

 

Cutting a dandyish figure in his grey suit and trademark silk cravat, he launched the Mozart sonata regarded by many pianists as downright trivial, but which in his hands opened up like a spring flower, its outer movements shot through with brilliant lights, and its Andante exquisitely shaded; he tended to brush the keys rather than striking them, and he was very sparing with the pedal.   READ MORE

 

 

* The secret world of Federico Colli

by Jessica Duchen

JDCMB - Wednesday 23 April 2014

 

Something magical began to happen with the first variation of the Beethoven's second movement: a pattern of figuration that in other hands can be nothing more than that, but that for Federico Colli became a shifting lattice of subtle voices, light and shade- as if he could hear and imagine things that the rest of us can't.   READ MORE

 

 

* Federico Colli- piano playing of wonderful subtlety

by Tim Ashley

The Guardian - Wednesday 23 April 2014

 

The slow movement– one of the most beautiful things in Schumann's output, surely– was moody, rapt and gloriously poetic.   READ MORE

 

 

* Federico Colli’s Exciting Queen ELizabeth Hall Debut

by Robert Beattie

Seen and Heard International - Wednesday 23 April 2014

 

As an encore, Federico Colli gave a deft and highly accomplished account of Pletnev’s transcription of Tchaikovsky’s Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy. This was a great debut from Federico Colli and he is clearly a rising star of the keyboard.   READ MORE