The Philippine Star

The Philippine Star

“(The Schuman Piano Concerto) is frequently interpreted by both local and foreign pianists, but despite its familiarity, the distinguished Israeli Yossi Reshef infused it with freshness and spontaneity, his utterly nimble fingers producing an astonishing fluency that characterized the rendition, further enhanced by vibrancy and vitality. Although the Concerto is not a virtuosic piece, Reshef’s brilliant, effortless technique, most evident in accelerated chords and runs, approached virtuosity. The Maestro gave excellent assistance to the pianist. With their eyes often meeting before a note was struck, Ochanine and Reshef established perfect unity, the musicianship of one matching that of the other, thus resulting in total balance and coherence. Responding to applause, soloist Reshef played the third movement of Beethoven’s sonata “The Tempest” with his usual, distinctive fluency, a fluency that sets him a cut above many of his younger peers. “