Reviews

 

Reviews of performances and recordings by Apostolos Palios 


2015

It is the moment, where romanticism meets his ideal representative! The CD Great Romantics by Apostolos Palios performing piano works by Chopin and Schumann is the highlight of the year! An interpretation of exceptional expressive beauty infused with masterly virtues, which show up not only the lyricism and romanticism but also the inner abundance of the two great composers’s works.   
Anthoula Daniel, frear.gr 30.12.2015

…he expressed nicely the inner restlessness, the heroic elements, the dramaturgic texture of the sonata and he revived Brahms’s romantic musical pages with his incomparable expressivity.
Maria Kotopouli, Parathemata Logou 3.12.2015

The internationally acclaimed superb pianist Apostolos Palios leads us through the piano keys to an unknown -but at the same time unconsciously known- music world… 
Giorgos Stamatopoulos, Efimerida ton Syntakton 28.5.2015

We confess that the interpretation of 3rd Beethoven’s piano concerto has been a pleasure…Soloist Apostolos Palios resisted to mindless sentimentalism in a approach remarkable for its classical simplicity, severity and dynamic articulation but also with poetical resources at the slow movement…Palios gifted his excited audience an excellent Intermezzo by Brahms… 
Kyriakos Loukakos, Avgi 18.5.2015

The experienced pianist Apostolos Palios performed various works by Chopin…with right sense of style. We received constantly the impression of a dialog between emphasis and grace, dignity and murmurous confession. 
Nikos Dontas, Kathimerini 22.3.2015

The two virtuoso (Apostolos Palios and Stefanos Nasos) revealed in all its range the quality of Nicolas Economou transcription of Nutcracker…there has been a fusion of two notable musical personalities at a quite exciting repertoire. 
Kyriakos Loukakos, Avgi 22.3.2015

A soloist, who matures without rush, with self-confidence, modest and active, presented a nice, well-balanced and lyrical recital. His playing exposed excellent perception of expressive and stylistic music impact possessing equal doses of emotion and virtuoso élan.  
Giannis Svolos, Efimerida ton Syntakton 10.3.2015

…rich palette of sound nuances, imagination and humor, fluency of reading and shadings…the two pianists (Palios and Nasos) invested their soloist mastery and healthy competitive spirit to underline the composition’s orchestral dimension. The writing lyricism has been transmitted with philosophical feeling and perfect musicality…very sensational performance… 
Eytichios Choriatakis, athinorama.gr 19.2.2015

By each new performance Palios persuades that he belongs to the most significant pianists of his generation. His interpretation of Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto has been well-balanced from every aspect. He possessed power and mastery, but above all he demonstrated admirable sense of classical and pre-romantic music style. His phrasing clarity and delicate dynamic gradation added elegance to a work, whose main characteristic is intensity.  
Nikos Dontas, Kathimerini 15.2.2015

Certainly one of the best pianists of new generation…he presented a marvelous interpretation, which confirmed once more every expectation…Palios played with precision, nobility, clear articulation, structural translucence and balanced transitions. Largo has been dreamy atmospheric, final Allegro sounded intense and gracious…The enthusiastic audience applauded persistently… 
Giannis Svolos, Efimerida ton Syntakton 10.2.2015

It is definitely a thrilling interpretation of my piano work! 
Thomas Bakalakos, Liner notes of CD Arni, February 2015 

Apostolos Palios, one of the most charismatic pianists of our days, gave one more memorable recital…he offered a historically correct interpretation of Bach’s French Overture…polyphonic completeness, Gallic grace, nice taste of dance step… Palios is well known for his outstanding performance in romantic repertoire, and he has the ideal expression’s arsenal for it: wide, rich sound, lucid perception of the related  aesthetic, strong technique, extraordinary musicality.  
Eytichios Choriatakis, athinorama.gr 16.1.2015  

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