Press Reviews

Ormrod spinning a beautifully weighted cantabile line. The Allegro outer movements were cool and classical; crisply articulated, unfussy and projected with rhythmic verve.

London Evening Standard


The playing of pianist Richard Ormrod was highly subtle. He proved himself a pianist of discretion and masterly control in every phrase

Westfalische Rundschau, Germany


This was accomplished and impassioned playing par excellence. Here is a player of international stature and this recital was a rare treat.

Western Mail, U.K.


The long solo piano passage during the cadenza had an almost symphonic stamp and with the third movement the pianist fully penetrated the musical world of Sergei Rachmaninov

Hubedni Rozhledy, Prague, Czech Republic


His musicality with Beethoven’s themes was a thing of beauty. He and the Illinois Symphony Orcvhestra gave Beethoven… a brilliant rendition that well deserved its standing ovation.

The Illinois Times, USA


Folding his tall frame around the keyboard, Ormrod immediately displayed his propensity for serene and delicate phrasing

The State, Columbia, South Carolina, USA


Ormrod’s hands fairly floated above the passagework, rendering it with a graceful fluidity that would be difficult to surpass.

Press Gazette, Green Bay, USA


Richard Ormrod in a lively account of Mozart’s piano Concerto…He has a sense of humour and foxed everyone with a nonchalantly fake ending to his cadenza…his delivery of the solo part was masterly. The rondo finale was the highlight of the performance, done in superbly cheerful and tricksy style.

Salford Independent, UK