Newsletter Spring / Summer 2016

Latest CD Releases - The Verdicts!

Jonathan's latest CD releases are once again attracting attention in the international music press -

Brahms Vol.3 on BIS -

ntelligence, subtlety and power in full blossom"  "This is going to be the benchmark Brahms survey for some time to come"

"Plowright's pacing of the waltzes is masterly, his articulation is pellucid, and his touch poetically suggestive"


...and his 4th Romantic Piano Concerto disc for Hyperion
- Rozycki Piano Concertos -

"Those new to the series will be won over when they hear the formidable Jonathan Plowright tackle these original compositions"


"Plowright should be paid in bags of gold to reveal how he produces such a rich, singing tone throughout the enormous dynamic range he conjures up, from thunderous roar to mere whisper." 

(plus we have just been told that this CD will also be 'RECORDING OF THE MONTH' in Australia's LIMELIGHT magazine for June!)

Read more reviews here

      Read all recording reviews

Jonathan Charms Munich, the 'Piano Capital' of Germany

Making his debut appearance in Munich at the prestigious Residenz Allerheiligen Hofkirche, Jonathan received a warm reception from both the audience and critic, whose review was published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, on the same day as the infamous 'Panama Papers'!   "Jonathan Plowright ist ein echter Romancier, ein Gentleman mit Zweireiher und Sinn für große Gefühle."   He has already received a return invitation for next season!

Read the review in full here

Read all concert reviews here

Jonathan Performs in 'Florence Foster Jenkins' Film!

Watch out for a brief cameo appearance by Jonathan in the new film, although many may not recognise him without his customary beard and neat hair!  Piano fans will of course spot the deliberate mistake in his performance of the Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no.3... a touch of artistic licence by the Director Stephen Frears!  On general release from May 6th.

A sneaky look at some behind the scenes photos from the filming here

Wigmore Hall London Pianoforte Series

Jonathan will be performing Bach, Brahms, Liszt and Schumann in his first London Pianoforte Series at the Wigmore Hall on Saturday July 9th at 7.30 p.m.  Tickets £15-£36 (with special £5 concession tickets available for Under-35s)  For more details please use this link 

Jonathan to debut in prestigious Chopin Festival in Warsaw

Jonathan will be appearing amongst the 'piano elite' (sic) at this summer's Chopin Festival, when he performs the Rozycki Piano Quintet with the Szymanowski Quartet, on Tuesday 16th August2016.  For further details please use this link


30th Anniversary of Husum 'Rarities of the Piano'

Jonathan will also be appearing with the Szymanowski Quartet at Husum on Friday 19th August as part of the 30th Anniversary Celebrations of the Husum Piano Festival.  They  will perform the Rozycki and Friedman Piano Quintets, both of which are featured on their new CD to be released in September.  Details of the concert here


.......................and finally  captions please!

The best caption received for this photo taken during rehearsals of the Paderewski Concerto in Szczecin last week will receive a signed copy of Jonathan's latest Hyperion Romantic Piano Concerto CD!   Answers to:


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