"To hear Christopher Johnson perform [Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1], on the cusp of a great career, is to believe. Possessing a Van Cliburn intensity, he deserves to have the career of a true musical star."
--David Palladino, WESTFIELD LEADER
"Johnson has everything to make a big career: musicality, technique to squander, a touch capable of the merest whisper or a thunderous sound and stage presence.
With these indisputable gifts, he should shortly be following in the footsteps of Murray Perahia or Krystian Zimerman."
-- Robert H. Newall, THE ELLSWORTH AMERICAN (Maine)
"an utterly convincing and technically astounding performance of Prokofiev Seventh Sonata. I have rarely heard any pianist (except perhaps Toradze's phenomenal recording) play this unforgiving piece with the clarity and coherence with which Mr. Johnson explicated its knottiest problems."
-- Patrick Meanor, LISTENER MAGAZINE
"Johnson gave this two-fisted Romantic blockbuster (Rachmaninoff's Sonata No. 2) a sharply etched, strongly attacked performance that brought out its surge and passion. And after the minor key melancholy of the first two movements, Johnson unleashed the riotous coloration and surging sense of victory over adversity in the Finale with blazing technique and an exciting rhythmic fillip at the end."
-- Herman Trotter, BUFFALO NEWS
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