Seen and Heard October 2013 - “A fine and varied performance…..there was fire as well as poetry… some fiery and tempestuous playing interspersed with some elegantly etched filigree” Wigmore Hall J Brahms – Variations on an Original Theme Op 21 No. 1 Clara Schumann – Variations on a Theme of Robert Schumann Op 20 Helmut Lachenmann – Five Variations on a Theme of Schubert Ravel –…
Sunday Times July 2012 - “….brings a deep and infectious enthusiasm, combined with insight and technical comfort” CD RTE Lyricfm This is the CD debut of young Dublin-born pianist Fiachra Garvey, who won the Brennan Prize for best-placed Irish competitor at the Dublin International Piano Competition in 2009. That success was based on his performance of Samuel Barber’s 1949 Piano Sonata, which is included here.…
Irish Examiner August 2010 - “…displayed not just his brilliant technical ability but also his mature musicianship.” St Barrahanes Church Playing in the beautiful acoustic of St Barrahane’s, Fiachra Garvey, the highest-placed Irish pianist at last year’s AXA International Piano Competition, showed just why he was so highly regarded by the jury. This, the third recital of this year’s Festival of Music was a virtuoso…