Internationally Famous Pianist Performs
Quincy Herald Whig  
Quincy, IL
April 1, 2011

“The Quincy Civic Music Association presents the internationally famous pianist Teresa Walters at 7:30 p.m. April 1 at St. Johns Church, Hampshire Street. “Known worldwide as The International First Lady of Piano, Walters is described by Austrian National Television as “That rare musical phenomenon” and as “one of the world’s most significant pianists: She creates magic with the music.

“In recent seasons, Walters has performed on six continents and in most of the United States, earning high praise from the world’s critics and audiences. Her recent engagements in Russia as orchestral soloist received five curtain calls. Her Lincoln Center recital in New York was sold out and won a standing ovation from that discriminating public. Critics said, “Teresa Walters’s performance was quite literally sovereign. At the last, one was simply blown away.” The American Record Guide wrote, “Her competition is virtually nil.

“Her biography could be written by her critics alone. Her mesmerizing performances on international concert stages inspire unanimous praise. Japan’s leading music magazine said, “The audience left with a feeling of ecstasy, so spiritually powerful was her performance.” Another reviewer wrote, “Teresa Walters’s playing proved to me and to the audience that she deserves to be in the top tier of piano soloists in the world.” Other international critics have said, “Her fingers give off sparks and she takes the keyboard into orbit.” The Washington Post and Cincinnati Inquirer wrote, “Her hands create cascades of luminescence.” She is a “bright shining Star in recital.

“Walters is the first American pianist invited by Hungary to perform three prestigious European recitals this year honoring the two hundredth anniversary of Franz Liszt’s birthday. Her recital at Liszt’s birthplace in Raiding was televised. Her Liszt recordings have received nominations for the Grand Prix du Disque and are hailed by Fanfare magazine as “a formidable display of technical dexterity and red-blooded power.

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