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BBC Music Magazine, April 2013

Rachmaninov’s celebrated dictum – “I try to make [my music] say simply and directly that which is in my heart”- is perfectly exemplified in Guillaume Vincent’s playing, where virtuosity is never allowed to trump expressiveness. His is a cool artistry, sensitive to uncovering the poetry and capable of presenting the over-familiar in a completely new light. Rachmanivnov himself grew sick of the C sharp minor Prelude, but he might have loved the subtle terracing of sound it receives here, and he might have been delighted with much else too. Vincent’s weighting and voicing of his chords is fastidiously refined, he brilliantly treats the fast pieces without a trace of hurry, and the lyrical pieces are rendered with lovely delicacy.

Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine, April 2013