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Antti Siirala

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Reviews

Antti Siirala press reviews

Belgian National Orchestra

“Siirala gave a fresh, poetic and spontaneous performance…This is a young artist of uncommon promise whom I hope to hear again soon.”

THE BULLETIN  (Brussels)

Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra

“The abundance of musicality and depth of interpretation beyond technical flawlessness is so great, so carefully considered and intrinsically tied to the work, so intense and without flashy showmanship, that we can assume that this is not one of those many comets on the piano firmament that light up only to quickly disappear into oblivion.”

KÖLNER STADT-ANZEIGER

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

“Siirala's elegantly proportioned account of Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 27 calmed the waters, as the pianist whispered autumnal secrets with a pearly tone of delicate firmness and a liquid phrasing that managed to convey languid beauty and clarified poetry.”

DETROIT FREE PRESS

New York recital

“Mr. Siirala certainly has the technical range to do whatever he wants…Every one of the pieces ended on a quiet note – until the last one he performed, Les Adieux, which had him pull out all the stops. It was an eminently satisfying conclusion…”

NEW YORK TIMES

Seattle recital

“Siirala captured the organic beauty of Saariaho's Ballad…From Saariaho, the pianist transitioned beautifully, without interruption, to four works for piano by Jean Sibelius…[His] performance [of Finlandia] was dramatic, capturing the struggle and triumph of the Fins against the Russians…Tuesday's program accentuated Siirala’s ability to explain sometimes abstract musical material with uncompromising technique and a keen appreciation of beauty, emotion and interpretation.”

CLASSICAL IN SEATTLE