Temirzhan Yerzhanov proved to be
an outstanding performer for his ability to unite contrasting
musical feelings into the unity of passion and moving sencerety...With
various touch he could get an unprecedented and rich in tinges
palette of colors.
His artistic maturity
was revealed in Romanze (Faschingsschwank aus Wien). It is rare
to hear such dramatically passionate interpretation of this movement...
It was a great event to listen to Yerzhanov's performance.
Yerzhanov is leaving to make his career in the United States.
Other pianists (Dmitry Alexeev, Andrey Gavrilov and Mikhail Pletnev)
have preferred international performing careers.
In the final evening
of the festival the audience were in a sensation: Temirzhan Yerzhanov
performed Schumann's F minor sonata spectacularly; with great
emotion and virtuosity.
An exciting new piano
talent, Temirzhan Yerzhanov made an explosive impression at his
recital at Le Petite Trianon...Yerzhanov brings an old-world sense
of tempo rubato to his keyboard palette...presenting a hard sonic
patina in the manner of Pollini and Browning, mediated by a velvet
upper register and no end of pedal nuances... More than one auditor
could apply the maxim given by Schnabel, "You are not a pianist,
you are a musician!" with no less authority to Mr. Yerzhanov.
Yerzhanov is the best
pianist to be heard in San Luis Obispo County since Jeffrey Kahane,
and is, if not better, certainly equal.
Guest piano soloist
Temirzhan Yerzhanov tore through
Mozart's diabolical, digitally demanding last concerto like so
much child's play...His sterling rendition of the concerto enjoyed
harmonious balance with orchestra.
Pianist Temirzhan Yerzhanov
made an impressive desert debut at the Annenberg Theater. Yerzhanov's
forte was a series of Chopin works, including a radiant Fantasy
in F minor, two nicely nuanced nocturnes redolent with trills,
an impassioned Scherzo in B-flat major and the famous Grand Polonaise,
played with uncommon flair.
He has made each piece
in his repertoire distinctively his own...It was like a jeweler
polishing his stones and placing each one neatly into a grand
design. What matters most and will sustain him...is super-abundant
talent. Award-winning pianist is relatively unknown in America,
but possibly not for much longer.
performance of Schumann's Concerto successfully combined depth
of feeling and energetical rhythmical strength. His performance
was remarkable for its plasticity and precisely logicalform. Yerzhanov
united various moods by creating a totally fresh interpretation.
the highest level of skill, best traditions of romantic pianism,
real spirituality, subtlety and poetry. The individuality of the
performer was shown particularly in his performances of Schumann
and Brahms and in his stupendous encore, his skill in miniatures
was close to perfection.
In his performance
of Beethoven's Concerto Opus 19, Yerzhanov was irreproachably
precise in tempos and dynamic nuances. His performance was attractive
for its elegance and sincere rapture.
In the first round
Temirzhan Yerzhanov attracted the jury's attention with his performance
of Gesange der Fruhe. In the second round his interpretation of
Davidsbunlertanze was original and artistically complete. Finally,
he distinguished himself with Schumann's Piano Concerto.
Only a few pianists
are capable of being "at one" with a singer, to be creator
and artist. As an example to others - brilliant Temirzhan Yerzhanov.