Giovanni Bertolazzi triumphs on the Keyboard Trust tour of USA October 2023
Virginia – Washington – Philadelphia – Delaware – New York
Giovanni Bertolazzi, in my opinion the finest pianist of his generation, on tour in the USA for the Keyboard Trust, starting in the beautiful theatre that Lorin Maazel create on his estate in Virginia on my birthday 15th October and proceeding to Washington 17th; Philadelphia 18th; Delaware 20th; New York 21st.
‘Giovanni is absolutely phenomenal.
He is not only technically ‘ridiculous’ (as my grandson called it), but he takes you on a journey as a narrator, he means every phrase he puts out. This is what Lorin used to call “conversational playing”. If I was a fancy reviewer for the NYTimes, I would call Giovanni a combination of Emanuel Ax, Svatoslav Richter, and Alexis Weissenberg…
And what a sweet personality – no vanity, just super focused on what he is doing, otherwise completely unassuming (but so bright and informed about the world, etc!).