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"Demurishvili wonderfully makes the piano sing..."

....even in the softest passages , [the music] is subtly structured, dynamics are internally differentiated and the Steinway grand-piano started singing due to it's masters cantabile-playing. He sang about foreign worlds in which pianos sound like orchestras, where disparate styles like Classic and Jazz are combined in dialectic sythesis, where busy Central Europeans sink into a state of relaxed melancholy and seemingly different cultures like Georgian and German are balanced in asthetic harmony. [...] This concert] was fun and set high standards.

(Schwäbische Zeitung)

"The pianist, who became one with his piano"

he is not that kind of musician, who settles for playing easy-going background-music but you don't have to learn by heart the Köchel listing either. He is somewhere in between – with overwhelming passion and delight in playing.[...] It is the brilliance of his virtuosic play, that fascinates the audience. He seemigly crawls into the piano, trying to bring out all possible facets of expression.

(RNZ)

"Virtuosic musical request programme- Beatles, Gershwin and Mozart"

.... Demurishvili's great art of improvisation consists, inter alia, in rising tension. When harmonical and rhythmical themes are developped and finally “discharge” in order to return to the quiet and contemplative starting point of the improvisation.

(OP)

"He makes great art out of the moment"

... the Georgian pianist grew up with the music of the Russian Romaticism. You will recognize that in his art of improvising on themes by Rachmaninov or Tchaikovky. He develops the themes in an passionate and extatic way and enriches them with Jazz harmonies. [...] Paata Demurishvili is a master of the variation. Themes permanently change their form, they dissolve and are transformed into new structures. The pianist is great virtuoso with a marvelous technique. He has a rich faculty of stylistic expression at his command - this is why he creates not only spontaneous passion but great art out of the moment".

(RNZ)

"The Piano-Magician Bewitches His Audience"

....Paata Demurishvili has the physicality of Rolf Zacher and the dexterity of Glenn Gould. This all-rounder is a piano-magician, versed in unstrained musicianship – simply a delight for the audience. His touch is soulful, he creates chiseled sound-cascades, improvises with creative verve and breath-taking tempo – and all this not for the sake of image-cultivation but for the sake of music itself, even when he plays his own compositions...".

(Rhein-Neckar-Zeitung)

"The Piano-Wizard"

Demurishvili is not only a virtuoso, but a highly sensitive, emotional artist who knows how to bewitch and transport his audience with his music.

(Die Rheinpfalz)

"Master of Improvisation"

...Demurishvili proves himself as a master of improvisation. He indulges in an orgy of spontaneity, developing fascinating, individual sound-impressions full of vitality und expressivity...., so that you don't dare to draw a breath.

(Mannheimer Morgen)

"Genius of the Moment"

... Jazz-pianist Paata Demurishvili is, without doubt, a master of the moment. He easily twists his audience around his little finger; he entraps the listener with his musical spontaneity and his brilliant exhibition of lively piano-acrobatics. Furthermore, he captivates the audience (and not just his big fans) with his outstanding ability to transform ideas instantly into music and his relaxed presence on stage....
... a genuine musical creator with the energy of an erupting volcano and the stylistic flexibility of a chameleon.

(Rhein-Neckar Zeitung)

"From Classic to Jazz"

Paata Demurishvili is a flaneur of the heart. His performance is emotional and romantic; in this journey of adventurous improvisations some elements are „found“ some are invented. The musical delicacies range from Chick Corea to Frederic Chopin; despite stylistic imitation, the pianist still creates authentic music which deeply reflects his personal style.

(Die Rheinland Pfalz)

"Bach Goes Jazz"

... Paata Demurishvili is sometimes dismissed as a Bach-interpreter. But if he does play Bach, i.e., if he uses Bach's compositions for his improvisations, he proves himself as "a genuine creator" and "with his virtual libidinal musicality, his energetic touch and his breathtaking virtuosity, he seems to be amazingly much more closer to the old baroque master than many a "reputable" Bach interpreter".

(Rhein-Neckar Zeitung)

"Four-Star Jazz from Georgia"

...Like last year, they presented a guest. Tut! - the star of the Jazznight: Paata Demurishvili from Georgia. The man plays the keyboard as if it were a Steinway. His runs appear as if they were chiseled in platinum, as if he were playing a jazz tribute to Rachmaninov; a sound as if the room was filled with crystal glasses.

(Schwäbische Zeitung)

But on the Piano "He Comes Loose Like Paganini..."

"on stage Paata becomes an animal… Outwardly, he appears secluded. But when he plays the piano, he takes off like a rocket. Then he plays like Paganini. Scary and virtuosic. You just have to listen to his music".

(Rhein-Neckar Zeitung)

"Homogeneous Play of Glass Beads"

The fantasy of his arrangements and compositions evoke the envy of the high and mighty of the music scene.

(Die Rheinland Pfalz)

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