Press

MAINE CLASSICAL BEAT

 

"Latour shows a remarkable affinity for Brahms, adding a brilliance to the works that is too often lost in four-square or overly Romantic interpretations."

 

"What is most remarkable about his readings is their emphasis on inner voices, sometimes two or three at once. In Brahms at his best there is sometimes a high-pitched secondary melody that hovers over the work like a bright cloud... Latour evokes it better than most pianists I have heard"

Main Classical Beat


AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

 

"Fine Chopin from a talented young Canadian pianist. Latour strikes a perfect balance between individuality and respect for a cornerstone of piano literature. His is no run-of-the-mill set of Preludes, but one that has some fresh ideas and beautiful phrasing, backed by a solid and secure technique... This young man has quite a bright future in front of him with this kind of playing."


BUFFALO NEWS

 

"His playing has beauty and promise"


THE PLAIN DEALER, CLEVELAND

 

"... thoughtful and bold in his program, especially a glowing interpretation of Premiere Communion de la Vierge from Messiaen..."


OTTAWA CITIZEN

 

"Music and Beyond review: Berick and Latour deliver stellar show"

"The mutual understanding the musicians brought to the endeavour was key to success of their performance."


CLASSIC FM MAGAZINE, ENGLAND

 

"... he launches into his chosen material with thrilling verve, moving quickly and intelligently through the Preludes, emotionally conveying both joy and heartbreak."

"... impressive musicianship from this young newcomer"


LA PRESSE, MONTRÉAL

 

"This scherzo [Strauss Burleske] where the piano is almost always present demands a complete technique, enormous physical power, trills of absolute clarity and a lot of imagination. Latour has all of these qualities. His playing is scintillating, evoking Fleisher, and [Latour's] sense of humor, his tenderness, and poetry make him a real musician..."


THE WHOLENOTE

 

"It is a stunningly mature interpretation..."

"Buckle your seat belts; this carrer is already in the fast lane."


TRIBUNE DE GENÈVE, GENEVA

 

"His concert...attested to his uncommon gifts, an assured technique, and a definite poetic presence."