South Coast Today Beethoven with the New Bedford Symphony
- Mozart Concerto with Windsor Symphony
Examiner - Recital
News- Grieg Concerto with the Kamloops Symphony
"A brilliant pianist... gave it a fresh sparkle"
"His playing was punctuated with big, tomato-ripe notes and gorgeously shaped
passage work. The reflective second movement showed great sensitivity, but he no
less impressive in the third movement variations which alternate between
turbulence and calm."
"His encore was equally thrilling on a smaller scale - The Lark, by 19th century Russian composer Alexei Balakirev."
"a brilliant display of versatility... an
impressive artist in his own right."
"Young pianist impresses at debut [headline] This is young man with real
talent... from a clear, singing tone to a subtle sense of rubato to a judicious
choice of tempi"
"By contrast, Sheng Cai revealed much of the
pieces's spirit, capturing both the circus aura and endearing qualities
(Stravinsky)... Persuasive in the Haydn which received a fine array of dynamics
and nuanced details."
Cleveland Plain Dealer
"great confidence, temperamental piano, impressive for its bravura... gave more
lucidity, breath, color and power."
"The program turned romantic with Chopin's Ballade No. 1, at times warm and
eloquent, at times openly exuberant, it was a clean and precise display of
virtuoso piano playing... an impressive artist in his own right."