London Wigmore Hall

Review after the beautiful debut.
"Nothing was happening that was not actually inside the music already, waiting to be drawn out." (Jessica Duchen, theartsdesk.com)

Wigmore Hall Season
Wigmore Hall

D. Scarlatti: 11 Sonatas
W. A. Mozart
: Fantasy in D minor KV 397
J. Brahms: Theme and Variations in D minor Op. 18
J. S. Bach - F. Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor BWV 1004

Federico Colli – poised on the edge of the possible

The young Italian pianist brings a fantastical, probing imagination to a chewy programme

He is an artist developing at an impressive rate, and one of whom I think we’ll be hearing a great deal more in years ahead. His sound has a deep, cushioned, luminous quality at all levels and such is his control of voicing that at times you might almost imagine the piano had been transformed into an organ, with different-timbred pipes for the various registers positioned all over the hall. An illusion, of course, but a glorious one. It takes a technique and a half to make a piano sound like that - and, even more crucially, exceptional artistry to dream up the desire for those sounds in the first place.

Jessica Duchen, the arts desk.com