The French virtuoso appears to be able to do almost anything he wants at the keyboard. (The New York Times)

« Jean-Philippe Collard is an outwardly quiet performer who does not go in for heart-on-the-sleeve emoting. Instead, he develops his interpretations thoughtfully, establishing a mood or building a dramatic climax almost without one’s being aware of what is happening. As a result, the music seems to live a life of its own, almost independent of the pianist’s ministrations, which is as it should be ».
(The New York Times)

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“Given that Jean-Philippe Collard revels in music containing great harmonic subtlety (Fauré) and textual intricacy (Rachmaninov), it’s not surprising how eloquently he fares with Granados’s Goyescas. Besides being a great colourist and technician, Collard is an honest performer, who usually takes Granados’s mercurial tempo and expressive directives to heart …” (Gramophone, Jed Distler – April 2020)

« Jean-Philippe Collard installe une atmosphère gracieuse et fantasque, mâtinée d’une nonchalance sensuelle. Partout soucieux des indications de Granados, il apporte un éclairage d’une grande profondeur sonore. Creusant ainsi la noirceur des sentiments, il nous conduit tout naturellement au cœur d’un imaginaire aux charmes ensorcelants.” (Diapason Bertrand Boissard – Février 2020)

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