Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Francesco Piemontesi
BBT Fellowship 2009

Francesco Piemontesi - Press

Recital CD on Avanti Classic

“Francesco Piemontesi combines communicative panache with remarkable insight…[an] exceptional talent”
Geoffrey Norris, Daily Telegraph 6 August 2011

“…this pianist reveals a powerful gift of intimacy. You have to stop and listen.”
Fiona Maddocks, The Observer 31 July 2011

“Franceso Piemontesi’s latest recital disc confirms the fine impression left by his set of Schumann’s piano sonatas released by Claves last year. There’s a real aristocratic sweep to this 27-year-old Swiss pianist’s playing; the Handel suite from which Brahms extracted the theme of his Handel Variations is generously expressive, while Piemontesi’s account of the Brahms Variations themselves, if not barnstorming exactly, is full of delicacy and transparent textures that make you hang on every phrase.”
Andrew Clements, The Guardian 20 June 2011

“Intelligence, refinement, elegance of tone, as well as complete clarity of polyphony are all characteristic of this musician, born in 1983. This is particularly beneficial in Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, which is superbly interpreted.”
Le Monde, June 2011