Gramophone Magazine critic, Donald Rosenberg, pens a rave review in the June issue for Piet Koornhof’s recent On Fire release!
“The title doesn’t begin to tell the story of Piet Koornhof’s musical sensibility. … He is a keenly sensitive musician who places the dazzling aspects in discerning context. … Koornhof makes sure notes are dead-centre in intonation, however fleetly they pass by, and that every gesture has a meaningful direction. With his excellent pianist, Bernarda Vorster, Koornhof plays a host of bonbons…But he also devotes a fair share of the discs to less heralded figures… Virtuosity, as Koornhof demonstrates in these pieces, often means bringing something special to music of subtle lyricism and charm.” —Donald Rosenberg, Gramophone Magazine