Press Review of Martin Helmchen´s debut in Rome
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Martin Helmchen’s recent debut with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, under David Afkham, gave him the following feedback: …”And so it was with this young …

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Press Review of Martin Helmchen´s debut in Rome

06.12.2016

Martin Helmchen’s recent debut with the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome, under David Afkham, gave him the following feedback:

…”And so it was with this young German Martin Helmchen today that we heard a Mozart D minor Concerto K 466 as we have not heard it’s like since Haskil, Brendel or Pires . This was a young man's Mozart full of passionate energy that together with David Afkham and the passionate involvement of Roberto Gonzales Monjas and his colleagues held us spellbound for a half an hour of sublime music making.

Some slight embellishments in the slow movement were so much in style that instead of being annoyed one was delighted, as was shown by the smile on the conductors face when he realized that here was some real spontaneous music making.”

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…”Time seemed to stand still such was the attention to detail with such subtle phrasing and style. I would say this was the nearest thing to perfection that I have heard for a long time.”

Christopher Axworthy, Musiccommentary, Rome, November 2016

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