PIANO

BCMG, Birmingham, February 2013

‘…Hodges was also the wonderfully incisive soloist in a coruscating performance of Messiaen’s Oiseaux Exotiques – vividly red in tooth and claw, just as it should be…’

Andrew Clements, The Guardian, 17th February 2013

Kings Place, London, 9th January 2013

‘…Hearing the pianist Nicolas Hodges whizzing and jazzing through 2012’s Gigue Machine you could only marvel at the energy and dexterity needed to juggle strands of conflicting speeds and textures at high speed…’

Geoff Brown, The Times, 11th January 2013

BBC Proms, 11th August 2012

‘… it was in the astonishing pianism of Nicolas Hodges and his two vehicles that the concert achieved real memorability. In Birtwistle‘s recent Gigue Machine and in Michael Finnissy‘s 1974 Piano Concerto No 2, Hodges offered virtuosic and artistically authoritative playing that left one wondering whether any combination of notes would ever be beyond him…’

George Hall, The Guardian, 12th August 2012

 

‘…Only a pianist of Nicolas Hodges’s fearlessness could tackle its wild, keyboard-covering wallops, and his talents were more fruitfully deployed in Birtwistle’s intricate Gigue Machine...’

Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph, 13th August 2012