Christchurch Symphony, Rachmaninov Third Piano Concerto, Christchurch Press, Sept 2005

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Christchurch Press, September 2005, “Passionate Playing”
.... Woodward played with astonishing calm, tackling this mighty work more as one might a Chopin nocturne.  This was certainly a case of less is more, capturing those introspective moods beautifully, but when the occasion demanded getting stuck in boots and all with uncompromising power….. Through Woodward’s interpretation I became much more aware of the 20th century flavours and elements of jazz than I had in more indulgent interpretations…. Here is a player with real integrity….

“one of the great Chopinists of our times”  Artur Rubinstein