CONCERT & CD REVIEWS

"The Spectacular piano artistry of Grigorios Zamparas formed the entire second half of the concert as he performed the Etudes Symphoniques en Forme de Variations, Op. 13 (by Schumann)…Zamparas’ fingers flew, spinning his piano magic…The Finale – Allegro brillante was just that – brilliant!”

Sandra Matuschka, The Newport Daily News, July 20, 2009 – Review of a concert given at the Newport Music Festival

"...The trio combined the talents of Sohn and Zamparas, along with that of cellist Sergey Antonov…and what a treat it was!"

Sandra Matuschka, The Newport Daily News, July 24, 2009 – Review of a concert given at the Newport Music Festival

"The impressive Suite for Cello and Piano, Op. 16 by Saint-Saëns brought together Barta and Zamparas for a cello and piano piece in five movements….The romance section of the suite highlighted the sweet sounds of the resonant cello, backgrounded beautifully by Zamparas’ piano."

Sandra Matuschka, The Newport Daily News, July 18, 2008 - Review of a concert given at the Newport Music Festival

"Pianist Grigorios Zamparas opened the Mussorgsky pieces that fell between the years of 1871 and 1880 with a light-hearted Scherzino… Zamparas’ playing did more than justice to Mussorgsky’s compositions, and the audience responded accordingly."

Sandra Matuschka, The Newport Daily News, July 25 2008 / Review of a concert given at the Newport Music Festival

“The Piano Sonata No. 2 in E Major, Op. 2, written when Korngold was 13, was beautifully played by pianist Grigorios Zamparas… Zamparas demonstrated graceful piano technique and was especially adroit in piano runs and changing tempos of the scherzo…”

Sandra Matuschka, The Newport Daily News, July 23, 2007/ Review of a concert given at the Newport Music Festival

“…This CD features good piano playing from Grigorios Zamparas…The present version is in better sound and I am impressed by the three players working well together (referring to the pianist, flutist and bassoonist in the recording)…A worthy collection of little known juvenilia.”

David R. Dunsmore, Review of The Youthful Beethoven, commercial recording on Centaur records, CR 2725 featuring Grigorios Zamparas as pianist

“Grigorios Zamparas is a persuasive advocate for the concerto’s ardent imitations…”

James Leonard, All Music Guide, Review of The Youthful Beethoven, CR 2725

-… Zamparas stole the show with his 23-minute, memorized rendition of Robert Schumann’s Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13…

Barbara Routen, TBO.com, Brandon News and Tribune. Review of the Teachers’ Showcase Recital, Hillsborough Community College, Ybor City, April 26, 2009

"We finally get some unadorned, unadapted Liszt, and some incredible Liszt at that, with St. Francis of Assisi Preaching to the Birds from Legendes, performed by Grigorios Zamparas on the piano. With its finely wrought trill work and superb chromatic passages it brings birdsong to pianistic life."

Jeffrey Kauffman, Newport Connoisseur’s Collection 2007, DVD, June 24, 2008

"A worthy collection of little known juvenilia.”

David R. Dunsmore, Review of The Youthful Beethoven