Sheng Cai, plays Bartok concerto No. 1 in Mexico
Sheng Cai after the second salvo of applause, presented the audience with the "pylons" already mentioned. It was balm for the
ears. It was the reunion with the music itself. It was also-as if it were necessary, which was not the case-the best way to clear
any doubts bout the technical qualities that have won multiple awards.
Sheng,Cai, with his"encores'-Liszt's Tarantella:
the Andalusian, of Granddads,and Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker, shined in the evening.
--- Jaime Garcia Elias,Informador, Mexico 2015
The World's Stage in Haliburton, Canada
Not since I've seen the Canadian great pianist Glenn Gould in a documentary have I seen so much passion and demonstrative emotion!
Award winning pianist Sheng Cai was a dynamic force performing for Performing Arts Pavilion in Haliburton. Cai, who was born in China but immigrated in 1999 with his family to Canada made his debut with the Toronto Symphony at 15 and has played all over the world. This performance was part of the Haliburton concert Series, which receives support from the Ontario Arts Council.
----By Darren Lum, Reviewer of Minden times and
Haliburton Echo Newspapers 2016
April 24 2017
The Hornby Festival was graced with an outstanding recital by the Canadian pianist, Sheng Cai. A note-perfect artist of infectious vitality, Mr. Cai turned in a Petroushka that was a tour de force in its range of colour and imagination, one of the best in living memory. Schumann's effervescent Carnaval concluded a program of masterful virtuosity and lyric distinction.
Sheng Cai's recital in Toronto was a model of impeccable taste and impressive bravura. This pianist has a penchant for Schumann, displayed in his searching and vivacious reading of the Humoresque,Op. 20. The concert ended with an extravagantly virtuosic Rudepoema by Villa-Lobos, signaling Sheng Cai as an exuberant young performer to watch.
----By William Aide inaugural R.E Edwards Chair of
Piano Performance, University of Toronto
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