His pianistic style resembles Mr. Arrau's in more than one
way. He draws a noble, full-bodied sound, relying on the weight
of the hand and arms rather than the percussive finger strokes.
Temperamentally, his approach combines passion and sobriety.
The artist knows how to intensify his delivery without distorting
tone or line, relying on phrase distension rather than increasing
speed or volume. Mr. Bravo has a big enough technique to tackle
the 'Pictures at an Exhibition' (Moussorgsky) without hesitating
and he offered a wonderful performance.
reading of the 'Funérailles' revealed the quality
of Roberto Bravo, not just as a virtuoso, capable of overcoming
the greatest difficulties of mechanism, but his interpretation
showed his amazing expressive temperament giving to Liszt
a special poetic atmosphere.
has many attributes, but he excels in strength, agility
and vivid imagination. Mr. Bravo's virtuossism and sound
colour were striking in the Sonata for Piano from Ginastera.
The interpretation of the Polonaise in C Minor Op. 42 showed
immediately the main characteristics of Roberto Bravo's
'pianism': a strong emotional flow, feeling for a vast range
of colourful dynamics and technical virtuosity.
He is one of those pianists who belong to the latest generation
who understands music as a phenomenon which goes beyond
the circle performer/instrument. Bravo always showed an
undeniable technical preparation: powerful, hardworking
and practically infallible.
A brilliant technique completely rendered towards musical
His performance was powerful and brilliant (Grieg, Concerto
in A Minor)
are barely adequate to describe this talented pianist. Mr.
Bravo produces a sound which is beautiful and controlled,
rich and warm. Even in passages where fortissimos or pianissimos
are required, his sound never loses its quality and strength.
Mr. Bravo ended his performance with a stunning presentation
of Carnaval Op. 9 from Schumann, displaying a whole range
powerful technique and vigorous rhythm, The Pictures from
Moussorgsky were interpreted in a stunning and imaginative
Roberto Bravo produced a strong emotional impact with his
transparency and depth of thought during his first visit
a Claudio Arrau, Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier
Place des Arts
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