News & Reviews

Piano professor set to give music’s first Distinguished Research Lecture, CU College of Music, 2/20/17

“Korevaar is the first music faculty member to be awarded the lectureship, which is awarded annually to faculty based on peer nominations and the nominee’s body of academic or creative achievement and prominence, as well as contributions to the university’s educational and service missions.”  |  full article

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Listen to David Korevaar’s interview with George Preston on KCME’s Culture Zone (Colorado Springs), KCME Radio, 2/17/17


CU pianist David Korevaar receives high faculty honor, Daily Camera, 2/16/17

“David’s contributions to the university, the Boulder community and the world music stage make him an incredible ambassador for the College of Music and the university.” |  full article

Review: Frédéric Chopin: Piano Music; David Korevaar, piano – MSR Classics, Gramophone, December 2016

“Given David Korevaar’s penchant for putting together interesting and cohesive concert programmes, it’s not surprising that his all-Chopin disc embraces many moods and styles. Indeed, Korevaar’s first selection, the C minor Nocturne, Op 48 No 1, runs the emotional gamu between its stark mezza voce opening and the middle section’s tumultuous octave outbursts, helped by the pianist’s full-bodied sonority and huge dynamic range…

Korevaar sheds fresh and often unconventional light on the G minor (First) Ballade. The opening theme’s myriad repetitions markedly differ, yet are inevitably unified, while the pianist brings uncommon melodic clarity to the rapid fioritura and heroic virtuoso patterns…This revelatory interpretation alone is worth the disc’s price.”  | full review

Review: Frédéric Chopin: Piano Music; David Korevaar, piano – MSR Classics, Fanfare Magazine, Nov/Dec 2016

“Korevaar’s album is a textbook case of how much is to be gained by having Chopin played by a pianist in his artistic maturity. It’s not just the greater consideration and emotional substance to be heard in the interpretations. It even affects something as distinctive as tone…Throughout this CD one hears Korevaar weighing his chords so that he creates a tone always suitable to the substance of the music. If you want to see what this both sounds and looks like, I strongly recommend Korevaar’s YouTube concert video of Mozart’s 25th Piano Concerto, with the pianist conducting the Shonan Chamber Orchestra…The CD’s sound engineering is excellent…I would recommend it to anyone for whom Chopin is not a momentary melodic gratification, but rather a deeply considered condensation of reality. It ain’t kid stuff.” | full review