Here are the Pianomania Awards for 2014, which follows the Three Best and One Worst listings published in The Sunday Times on 28 December 2014. The national daily decided to take a rest from these listings in 2013, which is why I started the Pianomania Awards for this blog. Since ST requested for my input this year, I was more than happy to oblige...
19 March &
Esplanade Recital Studio / 18 December 2014
He's only 12 years old, but the Russian-Korean flautist Nikolai Song (Winner of the Amadeus Prize in the Symphony 92.4FM Young Talents Project in 2013) performs like a seasoned veteran. Displaying an astounding maturity belying his youth, his recital programme of music by Debussy, Costa, Handel, Taffanel, Taktakishvili and Doppler would have made a player double his age blush, and then turn green with envy.