What they say
"Robin Colvill is a virtuoso who rises to the challenges of any technical difficulty. His stance at the piano is dignified and puts him in complete control of the keyboard without the need of any unnecessary movement… a beautiful flexible cantabile style of playing and sensitivity … Colvill’s impressive range of dynamics and pianistic styles…"
The Sunday Times
"Robin Colvill is not only an excellent pianist, he is also an excellent communicator of classical music. In a relaxed, unpretentious and easily understandable way he presents his programme and talks about the major composers, and he spices his stories with funny anecdotes, both about the composers and his own musical experiences"
"Robin Colvill gave us a fascinating experience on a piano used far too seldom. We heard Colvill’s dazzling technique and this was an educational performance with humour. He is just such an ambassador of classical music and wants to reach out to more, and especially young people"
"An unforgettable concert: Robin Colvill exudes a stylish attitude on the stool in front of the piano. He plays classical music with great sensitivity and beauty. He has complete control over the keyboard. The evening was full of familiar and beloved melodies and a fantastic presentation on the piano; this is a night we will remember."
Cult Magazine, Norway
"… in Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto Robin Colvill’s stupendous touch allowed him to explore every facet of this masterpiece – a triumphant success"
Reichenhaller Tagblatt, Salzburg
"Triumphant Return of Liszt. A man’s white kid gloves placed on a chair, a piano; the sound of the amazing ‘Grand Galop Chromatique’ flooding the room... Robin Colvill has a firm grip of the technical control of the keyboard and the great awareness of structure. His thoughtful playing has clarity and body… The Hungarian Rhapsody was dispatched with impeccable control… The Consolation, Liebestraum, where his playing is poetic and delicate."
Express and Echo, Exeter
"Together they make an excellent team; gentle, humorous and expressive… his sensitivity in the quieter passages was exquisite and his sense of power and panache grew steadily as the evening progressed. The Grand Galop Chromatique was exhilarating and the Pathetique Sonata slow movement was delicious. ...A splendid evening of high quality entertainment."
Somerset County Gazette
"The pianist played with great feeling and depth of beauty and to end, Robin Colvill played superbly in Scherzo No.2,..."
Eastern Gazette, Scotland
"The people who came along witnessed some truly outstanding piano playing by virtuoso Robin Colvill."
Western Daily Press
"In a neatly designed programme... Colvill, although sensibly not trying to match Liszt’s own theatricality and temperament at the piano keyboard, carried plenty of firepower in such display pieces as The Grand Galop and Hungarian Rhapsody No.6"
News Critic, Portsmouth
"Lovers of the spoken word and music of Chopin enjoyed a rare and unique experience ...Robin displayed a dazzling array of tone colours. Nimble fingerwork was the feature of the Fantasy Impromptu, Polonaise in A and the Scherzo No.2 and exquisite and expressive tone and phrasing in the nocturnes and preludes…"
Argyll & Bute Chronicle
"Moving Tribute to the fallen – Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C# minor was particularly sensitively played..."
"Robin Colvill is a pianist of high quality and integrity, who has an obvious affinity with the music of the Romantic period. He gives it the respect it deserves and never allows it to sound hackneyed. He plays with the utmost delicacy, yet has an authoritative strength when it is required."
The Hereford Times
"You could have heard a pin drop at the Princes Theatre on Monday as the audience thrilled to a superlative performance of the music of Chopin given by Robin Colvill…a standing ovation, richly deserved..."
"Top pianist recreates Liszt’s visit to Ryde Town Hall Colvill brought a beguiling sensitivity of touch... just the right combination of light touch, but unleashed power from its teeming textures... The very hushed atmosphere at the end of the Liebestod spoke eloquently of a moving experience... Colvill gave the Schubert a beautifully judged interpretation... An unadorned showpiece, produced a thrilling finale… resounding and continuous applause..."
Isle of Wight County Press
"Their programme 'Peace in Our Time' was a moving tribute to the fallen..."
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
"Grieg’s timeless appeal remains... Colvill was a fine player, and not just a master of a torrent of notes; Ich Liebe Dich was imbued with much expression..."
"… his fingers literally rippled over the keys like the ripples of the waves, while his audience sat spellbound, marvelling at his performance. The whole evening was a unique blend of familiar and well-loved melodies and breathtaking artistry at the piano... An evening to remember."
Strathearn Arts Guild, Crieff