I could not recall such deliberative and magisterial pianism since Arthur Rubenstein’s recitals…

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This year’s CIMF continues to build on its previous strengths and uniquely positioned character, writes our reviewer from Canberra.
by Vincent Plush on April 30, 2018
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Canberra International Music Festival Opening Weekend
Fitters’ Workshop, Canberra
April 27 – 29, 2018

A few hours later, a full-house greeted the first of two Debussy-Chopin programs by Roger Woodward. The once-notorious wunderkind of the avant garde is now revered elder statesman; at 75, he is as vital and essential as ever. Listening to his playing recalled Woodward’s formative lessons with Zbigniew Drzewiecki at the Chopin Academy in Warsaw a half-century ago. I could not recall such deliberative and magisterial pianism since Arthur Rubenstein’s recitals here in June 1964. Just put on a YouTube clip of Rubenstein and Woodward’s lineage and own legacy becomes immediately clear. After two encores and an ovation, his second recital on Tuesday evening will surely be a sell-out.

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one of the finest pianists of our time”  Iannis Xenakis