Tom Borrow wins tremendous reviews for his US debut,
with the Cleveland Orchestra
Tom Borrow's debut at the Cleveland Orchestras under Thierry Fischer - also his US debut - has been met by a full-house of superlative reviews. Zachary Lewis of the Cleveland Plain Dealer led the critics with his review, "The young Israeli pianist made a sensational debut with the Cleveland Orchestra and captured the spirit of the work and the heart of a sizeable crowd in one fell swoop. In a world teeming with gifted pianists, Borrow stands out with a touch that’s both light and powerful, and supremely incandescent. For a work like the Ravel Concerto, a swirl of Neo-Classical gestures and jazz, it’s as if he were uniquely born and bred...Never did Borrow sound in anything less than complete command. He played with zesty animation and seemed to enjoy the experience immensely. He also played well with others. In the Adagio, after a sublime solo meditation, he crafted a lovely give-and-take with his woodwind colleagues, mirroring their phrasing to a tee." Similarly, Seen And Heard International called it "An electrifying debut", Bachtrack wrote "both technically brilliant and astonishing in its musicality", and La Scena Musicale commented, "Before long I expect (Tom Borrow) will become a major star. At age 21 he has a fabulous technique but also a maturity beyond his years...I can’t recall ever hearing such verve and precision in a performance of the piece."
Tom Borrow scores success with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra, under Semyon Bychkov, live streamed by RAI
Tom Borrow's debut with the Santa Cecilia Orchestra under the baton of Semyon Bychkov has been acclaimed as a great success. Haaretz newspaper noted in its review, "music-making with an abundance of lyricism. depth, and also lightness, flow and levitation...In the second movement, Borrow entwined delicate and handsome ornamentations, and the third combined poetry and momentum...The ending was restrained, without exaggerated drama, yet at the same time it was powerful and exciting."
The concert can still be viewed at the time of writing, at: http://www.raiplay.it/dirette/raiplay
Gramophone Magazine names Tom Borrow its
'One To Watch' in the new issue!
Gramophone has accorded Tom its prestigious 'One To Watch' accolade in the February 2020 issue, calling him "an exciting young pianist...(whose playing shows) individuality and elegance". This comes only a few months after International Piano gave Tom its equivalent honour, describing him as "the very definition of 'one to watch'" - making this, as football fans would say, 'the double'! www.gramophone.co.uk
Tom Borrow signs to Hanssler Classic, announces first album!
Hanssler Classic, Germany's largest independent classical recording label, has signed Tom Borrow for his first album. The album is due for release in the near future and will be a solo recital.
U.S. West coast / Canada recital tour set for January 2021
Following his US recital debut in 2020, at the Miami International Piano Festival, Tom is delighted to announce a recital tour of several of North America's most prestigious chamber music societies, including Vancouver Recital Society and Seattle Chamber Music Society: Winter Festival. The concerts will be in January 2021 - check back here for details nearer the time!