Pianist Nick van Bloss offers probing rendition of epic Beethoven

“One can hardly imagine van Bloss playing the power-pounding bravura concertos of Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninoff. To be sure he has the technical arsenal to play those scores or pretty much anything else in the standard repertoire of a traveling virtuoso. Van Bloss’s artistic personality and musicianship, however, places a premium on refinement, subtlety and intellectually probing interpretations and the Beethoven and Bach scores he assayed Monday night were a perfect fit.” Lawrence Budmen reviews Nick van Bloss’s performance of the Diabelli Variations at the Miami International Piano Festival, you can read the full review here.