• JB Millot

Testimonies

"I am really very impressed. You have recorded the most beautiful Images I have ever heard. All the music of Debussy is here in its fullness, by the clarity and the perfect accuracy that you get in the relations of the sound’s polyphony and the dynamic contrasts. You seem from memory to be the only one who respects magnificently this tempo rubato that Debussy indicates at the beginning of Reflets dans l’eau and which refers to this incessant movement of both "aquatic matter" and the game of lights. Virtuosity is never conceived as an external effect, but as the expression of a deep vital force, intended to emphasize the obvious characteristics of the tone. Debussy's music is really a music of "sound material" (as your octaves by their "curves" sound beautifully!). Your Hommage to Rameau is noble and not dusty as we hear it so often unfortunately by other pianists. This remains Debussy loving the sound colors inherent in the materials used and not a work of scholastic homage to early music. In Mouvement, you are one of the few to maintain the tempo of an inexorable regularity, especially by avoiding slowing down in the end. The work has more strength and is more convincing. I have already listened the Préludes several times. It's wonderful ! As for the Martyre, you were right to rely on the orchestral score for this achievement. This allows a better dramatic effect of some parts, which seems a little erased in the transcription of Caplet. And this allows the performer to increase the pianistic interest."
Gérald Hugon - ex-Artistic Director of Durand/Universal Music Publishing & musicologist (November, 19th 2017) 

"Your ARS Produktion Ravel Orchestral & Virtuoso Piano CD is magnificent, a masterstroke as impressive as the Florent Schmitt record. Warm congratulations and thanks !"
Bruno Monsaingeon - violinist and moviemaker (February, 18th 2014)

"Vincent Larderet is an excellent pianist and musician. What's more, he has great stage presence. His talent deserves the attention of anybody who cares about music."
Bruno Leonardo Gelber - pianist (October, 10th 2002)

"Bravo for this amazing record! Vincent Larderet possesses an inherent and highly refined musicality, allied to equally incredible technique."
Salvador Brotons - conductor and composer (December, 12th 2001)

"With his exceptional gift, Vincent Larderet can tackle every style of music. His technique, musicality and mastery of the piano, allied to a fine artistic sensibility, profoundly touch the listener. His youthful ardor enables him to express a whole gamut of feelings and colors. Applying his intelligence to the construction of the work contributes to this richness… Vincent Larderet has the making of a great concert pianist."
Carlos Cebro - pianist (October, 10th 1999)

"The young French pianist Vincent Larderet is a brilliant, sensitive artist with a fine technique. His maturity and artistry are quite surprising. In him, the great romantic repertoire has found the ideal performer. His natural style, exceptional gifts and willingness to learn are the augury a great career."
Ewa Osinska - pianist (July, 1st 1997)

"Once more, he incites our admiration, not so much for his virtuoso technique, impressive as it is, but for the feeling in his playing and the intensity of his musicality, qualities which are the sign of an accomplished musician and authentic artist."
Alban Ramaut - musicologist, university professor (July, 3rd 1997)