S o u n d C l i p s
"[…] it was especially helpful [...] to see firsthand that you apply the very same tenants you espouse in your teaching to your playing. Your beautiful, careful approach to the Brahms Intermezzi in your solo recital was a clear example (as was the stunning Beethoven!).”
Prof. Dr. Michael Slayton, Chair of Composition/Theory, Vanderbilt University, Blair School
“When I heard Jan perform, it was immediately clear that he had a formidable technique. We could listen enthralled to his playing of the 4th Chopin Ballade, fully confident that he would meet its heroic demands. More importantly, his performances were immensely thoughtful and imaginative. There was virtuosity in his touch, and in his ability to colour sound: evidence, I would argue, of a fine ear and keen attention to detail."
Howard Skempton, composer (recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Award 2015 and British Composer Award 2005 & 2008)
"This was some of the most consistently passionate and compelling storytelling on the piano I have heard in many years. My soul is in a better place now."
Robin Bowman, former Head of Academic Studies and Head of Vocal Studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama London
His interpretations of works by Mozart, Chopin and Granados were very well-received by the audience and demonstrated a mastery of the keyboard along with artistically crafted interpretations of the works in the programme.
Dr. Luis Sanchez, Steinway Artist & Associate Professor of Piano, Texas A&M University