Martino Tirimo

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A formidable virtuoso and one with unmistakeable magnetism.

The Guardian

His playing is among the most haunting and fascinating of all and the acme of musical refinement.

A pianist of vision.

Tirimo is an inspiring poet of the piano.

Illuminating and masterly Beethoven.

Tirimo is quite simply an ideal Schubert interpreter.

The Daily Telegraph

An impeccable technique at the service of warmly expressive musical thought makes him a player of exceptional quality even in a day when good pianists are plentiful.

The Sunday Times

Admirable mastery of every shade of keyboard colour

He could melt all hearts

The Times

In perfect harmony with the orchestral conception (Brahms Concerto No.1 with Kurt Sanderling), the enormous demands of this work, dealt with by Tirimo with lucidity and elegance, appeared to be non-existent. A most impressive performance, one which makes one long for a return encounter.

Berliner Zeitung

His playing was an enthralling synthesis of spirit and senses. That evening Tirimo's interpretation went far beyond that of absolute musical form. He expressed human experience.

Hudebni Rozhledy (Prague)

Tirimo made a remarkable U.S. debut with the Cleveland Orchestra. A performer of personality, he gave an interpretation of Brahms' First Piano Concerto in masterly style.

The Plain Dealer (Cleveland)

A master interpreter of romantic era literature… Tirimo can be expected to establish himself in this country with relative ease.

Ithica Journal (New York)

In the [Beethoven Sonata] op.109 Tirimo proved that he is one of the great pianists of all time.

The Hereford Times

Martino Tirimo is one of the truly great pianists of the age.

West Sussex Times

Tirimo's playing belongs to a past generation of 'greats'. Listening to him, I conjure up aural images of Solomon, Arrau, Kempff, Serkin, Schnabel and Rubinstein.

Schubert [is] Tirimo's speciality and, dare I say it, his musical soulmate…

[In the Sonata in A major D959] the drama of Tirimo's reading contrasted wildly with Murray Perahia's smaller scale interpretation earlier last year…

[In Chopin's Schezo no.4] Tirimo, with shades of Rubinstein, gave an outstanding performance…

Throughout the evening, one was consistently aware that this supreme musician placed himself entirely at the service of the composer and the printed score. The audience response to this communicator of the highest calibre was rapturous.

Music and Vision

Hereford was the scene for the most intensive schooling of every element of the compendious world of concert-pianism, where one of the world's greatest artists, Martino Tirimo, continues apace, his monumental traversal of the complete solo piano works of Chopin. This most recent odyssey opened up hitherto undreamed of depths of existential despair with a transcedental C minor Nocturne Opus 48 the like of which have never dreamed of anyone's philosophy (unequivocally the finest rendition this writer has ever heard), a series of the tortuously difficult Opus 10 Etudes worthy of Cortot or Plante, and a final A flat Polonaise Opus 53 which was redolent of the inimitable Artur Rubinstein.

Hereford Times, December 2009