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Boston Globe

He is a true virtuoso, meaning that he has the pianistic resources to do anything he wants to, not that he advertises his technique.


Boston Globe

De Maria’s playing abounds in a quality that seems to be virtually a trademark of the best Italian musicians… : long-lined lyricism. In the Schubert, not one melodic phrase, inner voice or bass line was allowed to be unlyrical. Even passagework was lyrically shaped. Everything sang and breathed.


The New York Times

As explored by Mr. De Maria,  "Reminiscences de Don Juan" distills all the ecstasy and nightmare Mozart poured into Don Giovanni.


American Record Guide

I remember what a revelation Sviatoslav Richter’s recording [of the Wanderer Fantasy] from the 1960s was. In comparison with De Maria, Richter’s now sounds labored in spots and not as daring.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

Pietro De Maria played with such incredible lucidity and technically perfect artistery of touch that one was reminded of the young Pollini.


Mainecho

Listening to De Maria as he plays with a touch so extraordinarily full of nuances and uses the pedal with extreme lightness, without any superfluous movement of the arms, and with highly concentrated precision, we are immediately reminded of Maurizio Pollini as a young man.


Süddeutsche Zeitung

A poet of sound and a keyboard-wizard.


Süddeutsche Zeitung

… the heavenly sound almost took our breath away.


Süddeutsche Zeitung

We were amazed by Pietro De Maria’s unbelievably sensual sound, which, from the very first moment, enchanted the audience.


Süddeutsche Zeitung

The magic sound.


Süddeutsche Zeitung

The exceptional poetry of his performance turned each piece into a musical event.


Westdeutsche Zeitung

The singing sound.


Rheinische Post

A true poet.


Le Monde de la Musique

De Maria dazzled the audience with his infallible technique and his innate sense of phrasing in the 24 Etudes by Chopin.


The Providence Journal

A bit of heaven in dazzling piano debut.


The Providence Journal

His angelic smile alone ought to ensure him a big career on the concert stage. But Pietro De Maria also has a pair of heavensent hands.


The Providence Journal

Listeners stood to cheer his sweeping account of the Rachmaninoff Etudes Tableaux from Opus 39, and they were left gasping at the end of a dazzling rendition – with blazing left-hand octaves – of Liszt’ sixth Hungarian Rhapsody.


Courier-Post

Italian pianist Pietro De Maria opened the evening with a sensational performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No 3.


Yediot Achronot

Remember the name De Maria. A wonderful artist… bursting with emotional sensitivity… and with the richest piano sound of all.


La Repubblica

With his infallible technique and his perfect command of the keyboard, De Maria is one of the brightest stars in our pianistic firmament.


La Stampa

… sensitivity, taste, and musicality that spellbind the listener from the first note to the last… everything is at the service of an intense, intimate expressivity capable – and this is the sign of the great interpreter – of filling the silence of the pauses with an intensity equal to that of the notes.


Il Tempo

Pietro De Maria is already a pianist of stature: the kind that leaves a glowing memory and often becomes a term of comparison.


La Repubblica

Marvelous technical precision at every turn: trills, arpeggios, scales, all absolutely equilibrated even in the most delicate pianissimi and a constant system of giving and maintaning a constant importance to each part in a poliphonic passage, sensitivity for sound, always precise and never approximative, accurate use of the pedal… Besides, he has a natural ability to comunicate with the audience and this is a quality that cannot be acquired: either you have it or you don't.


Corriere della Sera

Pietro De Maria is probably the best italian pianist of his generation.


Neue Zürcher Zeitung

… with his elegant virtuosity, which was never an end in itself, Pietro De Maria seemed to know no limits.


Salzburger Nachrichten

...Exciting nuances… elegant phrasing.


Tribune de Genève

A young pianist… with astonishing maturity… and a depth that denotes an especially rich musical personality, Pietro De Maria has all it takes for a great career.


La Nación, Buenos Aires

De Maria has an easy, natural agility and a full sound... he reaches a superior level of musical expression.


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