Reviews and Acclaim for Constantine Finehouse

Constantine Finehouse is a brilliant musician in every way, with a wide stylistic palette and warmth of tone and interpretation.
— William Bolcom
Finehouse’s performance of Alexander Scriabin’s Deux Poemes shows an immaculate understanding of early-20th-century French piano music (which the Russian composer seems to have executed better than most of his French counterparts). The fluidity and warmth of the performance was captivating...
— Peter Van Zandt Lane, The Boston Musical Intelligencer, January 16, 2009
Mr. Finehouse....displays grace without flourish, and demonstrates commanding technical authority.
The Martha's Vineyard Times, May 28, 2008
His readings of the works [by Brahms and Chopin] were remarkably considered and coherent for a young man....   There was no thrashing of the arms or flashy gestures, just serious concentration on the music, the structure of the works, and the sounds the instrument produced.
— Marvin Ward, Classical Voice of New England, September 21, 2008
Most impressive was the concluding A-major Sonata of Franck, which unfolded with dramatic sweep and an intensity not always encountered in this demanding work.
— Marc Shulgold, Rocky Mountain News, October 13, 2007
...released by Albany Records in September 2007, this two-CD set [The Bolcom Project] is indispensable to any serious collector with an interest in later 20th-century duo repertoire for violin and piano.
— Jerry Dubbins, Fanfare Mazagine (complete review)
American Double's performances on a recent [Bolcom Project] CD are especially rewarding.
— Jeremy Eichler, The Boston Globe, February 15, 2008
All four Bolcom violin sonatas are here played with conviction and assurance. The expressive Finehouse is also recording the solo piano works of Bolcom for Naxos.
— Roderic Dunnett, The Strad, April, 2008
[Finehouse's] artistic intelligence and polish are truly priceless.
— Dejan Bozovic, Il Gazzettino di Trieste, April 2008
…Chopin interpretations of depth and maturity.
— Rhein Main Presse Allgemeine Zeitung
Wonderfully poetic playing…
— Oeffentlicher Anzeiger, Rhein-Nahe Zeitung
…projected the true spirit of Brahms across the four movements of the sonata. The preeminently talented performers played Tchaikovsky's Melodie magically, imbuing it with heartfelt lyricism.
— The Kiskunhalas Mirror, Hungary (from a review of an American Double performance)
…playing full of grace and flair.
— The Concord Journal

 

Wicked Local Newton published a profile of Constantine in May 2009.

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