SOME reviews

Undeniably one of the best melody creators in today's classical music landscape. Piatti is a master at provoking the deepest emotions and moving the coldest hearts. He uses astonishgly beautiful music that seems quite "simple" but has the unquestionable complexity of a genius. Rachel Morrison (Virginia, USA)

I am a big fan of Polo Piatti's music. He brings great beauty and joy to people like me. His work is of the spirit and we have so much to thank him for. Heather Thomas. (UK)

I must congratulate you again for your 'Old Forest'. What an all enveloping experience it was. It was so beautiful and emotionally charged that it was almost too much too bear! That wonderful edgy passionate film noir quality with your Latin blood pulsing through......it was all totally gob smacking! For a moment nothing else mattered and we were transcended into our own “Old Forest.” I felt the orchestra really played their hearts out for you with a 100% commitment to the piece. A true reflection of their respect for you and your music and of course your playing was sublime. Justin P. (UK)
 

Having listened to the work in full, I am going so far as to say that your composition 'Lullaby For A Clown' is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I have ever heard. Julian M. (UK)

Your music and CD are wonderful. The mood is fantastic. Thank you! Stewart M. (Germany)

Polo, your work is beyond mere words. Thank you for an incredibly emotional afternoon, I played your cd through a full four times, and was intuitively playing harmonies in my 'soul' along with the fabulous team of musicians you all are. Pure MAGIC! Chris F. (UK)

An awesome album. Thank you! Jenny F. (USA)

I would like to thank you so much for playing at the event, which was brilliant... I cannot tell you how many people have spoken to me after and since the event to say how much they enjoyed your performance. Judy Rogers, Mayor of Hastings (UK)
 

So thrilled with Polo Piatti's new CD. There are some real gems on this collection. I continue to admire all his work. Louise D. (UK)

I only listen to good music, that's why I like Polo Piatti’s. What is life without music and people like him who create it? Mervyn H. (UK)

One had to be captivated by Polo Piatti's pianistic and improvisational talents. Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany

​A pianist of extraordinary personality and notable technical interpretation as he demonstrated in his numerous performances in front of European audiences. La Calle, Santiago

I particularly like the recording of 'Lullaby For A Clown' - a perfect rendition of a great piece of music! Simon Proctor, Composer, Royal Academy of Music, UK

Certainly the most unusual event this week by a very long way; worth a trip west. Time Out magazine, Martin Hoyle, London

Such magnificent improvisations can be possible only by a tremendous power of concentration and fully mastery of the keyboard. El Mensajero Cultural, Madrid

I did not know what to expect from an improvised concert. And there I find myself, suddenly crying like a baby, touched by this gorgeous music! Yoko Matsumura, Bechstein Hall, Tokio

This was great music theatre with the splendid composer and pianist Polo Piatti. Die Gaubote Herrenberg, Germany

Piatti’s album moves almost imperceptible from melancholy to playful, and optimism to elegy. Polo’s work has been feted around the world. His pedigree is unquestioned. The Observer, Rob Anderson, UK

The Palm d'Or goes to Polo Piatti, whose suite for piano & orchestra was a vehicle for his virtuoso playing.  Antony Mair, Hastings Online Times Magazine

Piatti's intensively improvised counterpoints and original melismata reminded us of Franz Liszt. A truly extraordinary piano evening.  Stuttgarter Zeitung - Otto Bantel about the programme 'Elemental Improvisations' at 'Forum Theatre Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany

Thank you, Polo Piatti and the Hastings Sinfonia for this wonderful concert. I loved every aspect of it. We want more! Anita Makris, Vienna, Austria

We came to Polo Piatti's concert last night and had a wonderful time listening to his glorious sounds. We are thankful and delighted!'. Jan & Mike Lushington, UK'

Polo is quite extraordinary and a rare talent. We are very fortunate to have someone with such talent amongst us'. Richard Stevens, UK

A marvellous, vivid musical evocation and a different type of pianist. Watch this man! Revista Siglo XX, Buenos Aires

I must  admit: I could hear colours!... La Cite Journal, Paris

Polo Piatti's affinity to Eric Satie is difficult to deny. Gaubote Herrenberg, Germany

Polo's improvisations truly surprised Japanese people because they were immensely beautiful. Probably no one could believe that the music was improvised! N. Monta, Osaka, Japan

A philosophically thinking musician, almost a miracle in the landscape of the present arts. Wissenschaft Heute, Switzerland

It is hard to believe but we were able to "see" with our ears! Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina

New music at its best: the truly remarkable pianist Polo Piatti, who has been working in Paris, is now travelling to Holland where he will be offering several classical and modern recitals on local TV. La Razon newspaper, Buenos Aires

Piatti possesses a particular style of piano performance, essentially profound and romantic, like from past times... El Liberal, Santiago del Estero

Something that you wouldn't believe to be possible ... getting suggestions from the audience and reacting and creating songs in the speed of seconds! Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Germany

Polo Piatti produces like nobody else I know this absolutely cathartic music! A. Brown, Battle, UK

It was really wonderful to see how well this in many ways so extraordinary piano evening was visited, especially by young listeners. Suttgarter Zeitung, Germany

The songs were all different, even their introductions, all masterfully underscored at the piano by Polo Piatti... Der Maulwurf, Germany

One has to especially praise the music. Uncanny and somnambulist, the music sometimes remains beautifully ringing out. And some of the songs are so rousing that one finds oneself humming them while leaving for the interval. Stuttgarter Zeitung, Germany

The music fits so well and integrates perfectly into the action that is doesn't disturb but brings life to it! Dortmunder Zeitung, Germany

During Piatti’s piano improvisations in Tokyo last November I could not hold back the tears. His sounds were somehow sacred, holy. All the audience were taken into a rich natural world instantly, and that world was made visible by his brilliant sound and music. We were reminded to be kept alive by something great. To be here, present in the world. And it meant to be loved also and to be kept alive and in the now. An incredible heavenly and earthy energy flooded our hearts through his piano playing. And our tears flowed over from his improvisations. Sonoko Iwasaki, Tokyo, Japan

Listening to Polo’s music was truly magical. Thank you! Michele & Andrew Smith, London, UK

Polo played in the long hall, mesmerizing the room with his talent and grace. He gave everyone an authentic and wonderful taste of his musical prowess. This Is Hastings, eMagazine, UK

We were very honoured by Polo’s amazing composition. Really words cannot describe!' Richard Turner, The Churchill, London UK

I would be absolutely honoured to play your concerto, I really think it is an absolutely wonderful composition! Anton Lyakhovsky, Russian piano virtuoso