SCO & Llyr Williams do Beethoven

11.10.14
Llyr Williams
The Herald Scotland

By Michael Tumelty 

“And then the palette of colour and expression just blossomed as Janiczek and the SCO soared weightlessly through Mozart’s Third Violin Concerto before they were joined by the pianist Llyr Williams, strictly a one-off, a complete individual, and the most open and honest musician it has been my privilege to meet, who played Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto, directly the SCO from the keyboard, and dazzling this listener, who thought he knew the piece inside out, with a stream of revelations about the poetry, expression, wit and sheer originality of the concerto. I left the hall humbled, elated, exhilarated, stilled by thought and hoping the SCO does something like this every season.”