Sergio Tiempo "remains one of the best pianists alive"

22 August 2019

Sergio Tiempo made his debut with the Boston Symphony Orchestra earlier this year playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major with conductor Ken-David Masur to great success. The Ravel replaced the originally planned Ginastera’s Piano Concerto No.1 at short notice, following Gustavo Dudamel’s withdrawal from the concerts due to injury. Please read the excellent reviews Sergio has received:

“When I last heard Sergio Tiempo play, he was a teenager. I thought then that he was one of the greatest talents of his generation. He had everything: taste, tone, technique, temperament and intelligence. I finally got a chance to hear him again and my opinion hasn't changed. At 47, he remains one of the best pianists alive. His performance of Ravel's Concerto in G major with the Boston Symphony surpassed every live and recorded version of the piece I've ever heard. The encores made me desperate to hear him again.”
Stephen Wigler, International Piano June 2019

“Through the lushness of the orchestra, pianist Sergio Tiempo's phrases glistened with a pearly sheen, manifesting with nonchalant loveliness. The slower second movement took a prayerful, introspective tack...from there it was an all-out gymnastic Presto to the end, and Ginastera's roaring Danza del gaucho matrero came as an encore in lieu of the canceled concerto. With luck, Symphony Hall will see Tiempo again.”
Zoe Madonna, The Boston Globe

“A vigorously robust interpretive playing of the Ravel. Tenderness of remarkable delicacy and immediacy he adeptly called up as savorable 'moments'...TheAllegramente thrilled.”
David Patterson, The Boston Musical Intelligencer

“Sergio Tiempo's poignant and dynamic interpretation of Ravel was the highlight. The pianist demonstrated an appealingly forceful and secure technique. Delicate and reflective in the exquisitely rendered Adagio, he was full of verve in the jazzier moments of the outer movements.”
Susan Stempleski, Classical Source

Please watch a short video clip from the concert here.


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