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"...Alexander Toradze, the firebrand soloist in Prokofiev's Piano Concerto No 2 in G minor...(Royal Albert Hall, London Symphony) plays as a man possessed, as if umbilically attached to the instrument, which in his hands becomes as varied and expressive as a full orchestra.He and Gergiev, veteran partners in the Prokofiev concertos, proved powerful advocates for a work that can sound merely mechanistic but here seemed a feat of human and musical endeavour. Georgian-born Toradze made light of its ferocious virtuosity, bringing sumo weight to the left hand while persuading the fingers of the right to dance with mercurial velocity. The audience roared approval..." The Guardian, London - August, 2007
Alexander Toradze is universally recognized as a masterful virtuoso in the grand Romantic tradition. With his unorthodox interpretations, deeply poetic lyricism, and intense emotional excitement, he lays claim to his own strong place in the lineage of the great Russian pianists. Mr. Toradze's recordings of all five Prokofiev concertos with Valery Gergiev and the Kirov Orchestra for the Philips label are acclaimed by critics as “historically the best on record."