Pianist Scott Watkins’ sophisticated recitals have earned him a reputation for elegance and integrity, and his concerto appearances have been hailed as “fresh, forceful, and exciting.” His US debut occurred in Chicago in 1985 in an all-Bach recital on the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series, which was broadcast live nationwide over WFMT Radio and PBS. Since then the pianist’s career has taken him to many of the world’s music centers, including New York where he has given solo recitals at Carnegie Hall in 1999, 2005, and 2010.
In a review of his debut recording which included music by Beethoven, Schumann, and Liszt, Folio Weekly described Watkins as “a polished player in his prime.” Of his Teatro Colòn recital in Buenos Aires, El Mercurio called it “a colossal performance, impeccably played.”
Instrument: Shigeru Kawai EX Concert Piano, Shigeru VI
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