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Ian Fountain

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Ian Fountain press reviews 

‘He is a musician who underpins technical ease with intellectual refinement: a rarity which lifts his performances into the realms of the keyboard masters...a pianist to be watched and listened to intently.’     Daily Telegraph
 ‘an enormously impressive performance’.      The Guardian
‘His fingerwork and tone control were impeccable, and his highlighting strands within intricately woven textures caused one to listen afresh to even the most familiar music.’      The Guardian
‘The great tradition of British pianism lives on in this fabulously gifted artist…What an exciting future must lie ahead for him...’      Savannah Morning News
‘his playing is that of a virtuoso. And by evening’s end ... came the unmistakable flush of triumph.’      LA Times
‘He seems to possess everything: great brachial strength, the capability to make the piano sing out, drive, a finely controlled intensity, passion and wonderful restraint. It goes without saying that Fountain’s technique is impeccable.’      Jerusalem Post
Wigmore Hall
‘Britain currently boasts a promising roster of younger-generation pianists… Ian Fountain is another. An impressively weighty performance of Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata …’      Musical Opinion

‘Another memorable feature of the concert was the fusion of robust and gently lyrical style in Tchaikovsky’s piano concerto No1 in B flat minor, brilliantly played by the distinguished pianist Ian Fountain.’      Isle of Wight County Press

‘soloist Ian Fountain’s delivery was very appealing eschewing over-emotional display and guiding some beautifully delicate exchanges between piano and orchestra…’      The Birmingham Post