gift is musicianship on the most rarefied level. Here is a young man with
exceptional vitality, great warmth and the soundest musical intuition."
... a performance that revealed a formidable technique, a keen ear for
color and an unusual maturity of interpretation."
Brazilian pianist quietly defied any stereotypes of the flashy,
interpretatively shallow prize winner. Feghali proved himself to be an
eloquent, deeply personal musician."
Angeles Herald Examiner
Feghali ... had us enthralled to the last with a performance that
possessed the remarkable combination of power and sensitivity"
the Mozart ... he placed himself firmly in the mould of Perahia with his
elegant understatement of the first two movements, gauging the movements'
teasing ambivalence perfectly."
Feghali commanded all the power and poetry the music needed. The
deepest and most lasting impression was made not by muscle, but
by imagination, the exquisite use of tempo rubato and
the clarity of phrasing."
performance was seismic. What resulted was thinking, action
and exhilaration that
left one profoundly grateful to have
been in the audience."
announced, via the bold opening electricity of Beethoven's "Waldstein"
Sonata, his intention to take on the musical, emotional and physical
hurdles of this repertoire with no holds barred."