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ASSERTIVE PIANISM IN YAKUSHEV'S OCCIDENTAL RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Sunday, November 13, 2022
Recital
HEROIC LIM PERFORMANCE AT STEINWAY SOCIETY RECITAL
by Abby Wasserman
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Recital
AGGRESSIVE PIANISM IN MYER'S MENDO FESTIVAL RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Recital
UNIQUE ELEGANCE IN GALBRAITH GUITAR RECITAL
by Gary Digman
Friday, April 29, 2022
Recital
ALLURING GLASS WORKS IN WEILL RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Friday, March 25, 2022
Recital
FORGOTTEN BACH SHINES IN YARDEN'S OAKMONT RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Thursday, March 10, 2022
Recital
DYNAMIC PIANISM IN YAKUSHEV MARIN RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Sunday, January 23, 2022
Recital
AUTHORITATIVE BEETHOVEN SONATA IN KLEIN'S OCCIDENTAL RECITAL
by Terry McNeill
Friday, October 8, 2021
Recital
ROMERO'S ARTISTRY IN SLV RECITAL PROGRAMMING AND PERFORMANCE
by Terry McNeill
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
Recital
PIANO VIRTUOSITY IN YAKUSHEV'S REDWOOD ARTS RECITAL
by Nicki Bell
Sunday, May 16, 2021

recital Reviews

11/13/2022 - ASSERTIVE PIANISM IN YAKUSHEV'S OCCIDENTAL RECITAL - Terry McNeill
Redwood Arts Council / Ilya Yakushev, piano.
Russian based pianist Ilya Yakushev has had many North Coast engagements, playing recently in Mill Valley and Healdsburg, and Nov. 13 in the Redwood Arts Council’s Occidental 43rd season a recital originally postponed due to COVID restrictions. As is currently the custom and part of Mr. Yakushev’s ...
9/18/2022 - HEROIC LIM PERFORMANCE AT STEINWAY SOCIETY RECITAL - Abby Wasserman
Steinway Society / Yunchan Lim, piano
The audience in San Jose’s Montgomery Theater September 18 were clearly fans, for when 2022 Cliburn gold medalist Yunchan Lim walked on stage he was greeted with a roar of applause, cheers and whistles. But the moment he sat to play, the capacity crowd settled into profound quiet. During the long pr...
7/14/2022 - AGGRESSIVE PIANISM IN MYER'S MENDO FESTIVAL RECITAL - Terry McNeill
Mendocino Music Festival / Spencer Myer, piano
Indiana-based pianist Spencer Myer has been a welcome Mendocino Music Festival performer since 2010, and he renewed his personal connection with North Coast piano buffs July 14 in a short recital in Mendocino’s Preston Hall. The afternoon was a mixed success, with Beethoven’s E Minor Sonata (Op. 90...
4/29/2022 - UNIQUE ELEGANCE IN GALBRAITH GUITAR RECITAL - Gary Digman
Paul Galbraith / Paul Galbraith, guitar
Paul Galbraith is a unique guitarist: his instrument is unique, his technique is unique, and his repertoire is unique. This was clearly evident in his Redwood Arts Council performance at Community Church of Sebastopol April 29. Mr. Galbraith’s guitar has eight strings, two more than the usual six, ...
3/25/2022 - ALLURING GLASS WORKS IN WEILL RECITAL - Terry McNeill
Green Music Center / Matt Haimovitz, cello; Simone Dinnerstein, piano
On paper Matt Haimovitz’s cello recital in Weill Hall March 25 appeared a bit routine– two Beethoven Sonatas, part of a Bach Suite and a Sonata, and perhaps a newly commissioned work and an encore. All of it happened, but the inclusion of virtuoso pianist Simone Dinnerstein turned the recital menu ...
3/10/2022 - FORGOTTEN BACH SHINES IN YARDEN'S OAKMONT RECITAL - Terry McNeill
Music at Oakmont / Einav Yarden, piano
Berlin-based virtuoso pianist Einav Yarden brought an unfamiliar Bach program to her March 10 Music at Oakmont recital, her fourth appearance on the series, before a nearly capacity crowd in Berger Auditorium. Bach unfamiliar? Well yes it was, as in addition to Johan Sebastian the artist performed...
1/23/2022 - DYNAMIC PIANISM IN YAKUSHEV MARIN RECITAL - Terry McNeill
Mill Valley Chamber Music Society / Ilya Yakushev, piano
Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev arrived Jan. 23 at his Mill Valley Chamber Music Society recital with the repute of playing loud and fast and delivering charming introductory musical remarks to his audience. He was true to form in Mill Valley’s Mt. Tamalpais Methodist Church, preceding Haydn’s sple...