Selected Press Reviews

LONDON

DAILY TELEGRAPH: ‘A disciplined technique of splendid calibre … determination of a bulldog … thrilling technical wizardry … superb rich sonorities and genuine sensitivity.’

GUARDIAN: ‘A pianist with a formidable technique … he drew impressive sonorities from the keyboard … attractive moments of poetry … Meyrick’s finger-work in the Prestissimo was mightily effective … He was at his best in the Samuel Barber Sonata written for Horowitz.’

EVENING STANDARD: ‘Last night, St John’s bowed to a quite outstanding performance by this exceptional musician … Meyrick’s touch is delicate, his speed over the keys astonishing … butterfly trills … dreamy romantic grace … brought the audience to its feet.’

USA

WASHINGTON EVERRETT HERALD: ‘Richard Meyrick is a pyrotechnician of the Ashkenazy/Horowitz level … The technical demands are staggering and at one point Meyrick’s hands flew so rapidly they were blurred.’

SILVER CITY DAILY PRESS: ‘His performance was elegant, brilliant, authentic … Chopin and Tchaikovsky, under the control of his flying fingers, emerged in the perfect performance the composers must have dreamed of.’

MONTGOMERY ADVERTIZER: ‘Superlative recital … brilliant results.’

AUSTRALIA

THE AUSTRALIAN: ‘In terms of technique and discipline it was near-impossible to fault what he played … This sonata was, simply, the best Beethoven playing I have heard since Ashkenazy was here … The whole was pianism of the highest order.’

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD: ‘Instantly impressive was his dexterity which remained wholly disciplined even when a Dohnanyi capriccio called for crossed hands almost atop each other … lightning rapidity … Meyrick is a soulful and patient pianist.’

RUSSIA

SOVIET PRESS: ‘We sensed the musical artistic maturity of the great master .. there is no limit to his professional and technical skill … His finely drawn design, the interpretation, the artistic construction of the piece he is playing, are astounding.’

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