In this wonderfully planned program, the whimsical poetry of York Bowen's Hans Christian Andersen 'fragments' - music of fully-fledged technique, despite the fairy-tale titles - is pleasingly complemented by the bravura of their execution. Nicolas Namoradze proves more than equal to the demands of both.
"A terrific pianist (Georgian by nationality, b1992) with all the colouristic and stylistic attributes one could wish for allied to a formidable technique, the kind of musician whose artistry is like a compelling novel where you can hardly wait for what comes next … performances that lovers of high-octane pianism will want to snap up…superbly recorded and performed with such distinction, this release must be an early Awards nominee." -Gramophone (Editor's Choice, January 2021)
"This delightful disc is a treasure chest of lesser-known works given beautifully attentive performances from the acclaimed young pianist Nicolas Namoradze." -BBC Music Magazine