THE GUARDIAN CLASSICAL ALBUM OF THE WEEK I THE MONTH'S BEST ALBUMS
There is a wonderful review for the new album by Jan Bartoš and the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jakub Hrůša featuring Vítězslav Novák‘s Piano Concerto, the piano cycle At Dusk and the Symphonic poem Toman and the Wood Nymph. "The Concerto is crammed with hefty bravura solo writing that is dispatched on the recording by Jan Bartoš with suitable muscularity". Read the complete review:
"Jan Bartoš is one of the best European pianists."
Massimo Lo Iacono, Il Roma
"Jan Bartoš is one of my most impressive and interesting younger colleagues. In him, virtuosity is coupled with deeply serious musicianship."
"His interpretations always represent a unique marriage of heart and brain and are very touching."
His approach to the keyboard is quintessentially refined. Everything in this recording is outstanding."
***** Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine
"With his beautifully pellucid and warm piano tone, Bartoš’s interpretations can easily stand comparison with those of the authoritative Rudolf Firkušný."
MusicWeb International Recordings of the year 2019
"Bartoš's pianism spans the gamut from speaking eloquence to singing grace with the utmost naturalness".
Bernard Jacobson, Seen and Heard International
JAN BARTOŠ AT THE PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Jan Bartoš's piano recital at the Prague Spring International Music Festival was web-streamed
to an international audience worldwide.
NPR 10 BEST CLASSICAL ALBUMS TO USHER IN THE NEXT DECADE
The Jan Bartoš's album featuring Janáček's Piano Works is among 10 classical albums recommended by NPR: „Czech pianist Jan Bartoš, in his own singular voice, has found his way into the composer's head“. Read the complete list and reviews here: https://www.npr.org/2019/12/11/778227044/10-classical-albums-to-usher-in-the-next-decade
MUSICWEB INTERNATIONAL RECORDINGS OF 2019
The Jan Bartoš's new album has been selected as one of the MusicWeb International Recordings of the Year 2019:
"With his beautifully pellucid and warm piano tone, Bartoš’s interpretations can easily stand comparison with those of the authoritative Rudolf Firkušný.“
BEATRICE RANA, MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN, JAN BARTOŠ, AND EVGENY KISSIN TOOK PART IN THE SEVENTH ANNUAL RUDOLF FIRKUŠNÝ PIANO FESTIVAL.