Philip Smith in concert with Dame Evelyn Glennie and Noriko Ogawa, Japan

In concert with Dame Evelyn Glennie and Noriko Ogawa, Japan (photo: Muza Kawasaki)

What the papers say...

"...poetry as well as virtuosity ... what makes his playing so complete is the combination of an innate musical simplicity with a highly developed technique..."
-- DAILY TELEGRAPH

"...the Rachmaninoff displayed Smith's total command of the piano. Possessed with exceptional hands, he elicited exquisitely legato phrasing and melodic lines that sang ... his finger dexterity was unbelievable..."
-- EAST AMERICAN PRESS

"...extraordinary technical ease and elegance ... tenderness, genius and poetry..."
-- MIAMI HERALD

"...great feeling for emotional nuance..."
-- UTRECHTS NIEUWSBLAD

"...displayed not only consummate virtuosity but also musicality of the highest level..."
-- THE TIMES