“brilliantly executed”, “4 stars” – Johnston & Tan at Wigmore Hall

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Guy Johnston and Melvyn Tan’s performance as part of the Wigmore Hall and Radio 3’s live streamed concerts have received critical acclaim:

– ★★★★, The Guardian, written by Rian Evans – read online here

“The cellist and pianist captured the whole range of emotions in tender Chopin, in a recital that revealed the delicate responsiveness within this partnership of equals”

“Johnston is a most contained performer, intent on finding a way of allowing every phrase to breathe and speak naturally.”

“..Johnston’s honeyed tone, Tan in sympathetic accord”

– Seen and Heard International, written by Claire Seymour – read online here

“superbly did cellist Guy Johnson and pianist Melvyn Tan invite the radio and online audience to share in their understated but innately sensitive journey

“Tan’s crystalline textures, with crisply articulated motifs and patterns above a tenderly placed bass line”

“Johnston’s lovely sweet tone, evenly weighted and coloured across registers, and the cellist’s relaxed legato bowing; the perceptive phrasing of both, eloquent and subtly nuanced – a delicate emphasis here, a slight rubato there – with a general sense of spaciousness even in the more impetuous episodes”

“brilliantly executed”



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