Pianist Petronel Malan performs Mozart: Sonata in C minor, K. 457; Brahms: 16 Waltzes, Opus 39, for solo piano; and Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19.
“Formidable…dizzying…magical.” These words from New York reviewer Harris Goldsmith vividly illustrate pianist Petronel Malan’s uniquely captivating style. Indeed, as a multiple Grammy nominee and gold medalist of several international piano competitions, Petronel continues to enthrall audiences worldwide. Lauded by reviewers as an unmistakably creative force in the classical music industry, Petronel’s critical acclaim culminated in the nomination of three Grammy Awards, including “Best Instrumental Solo Album” for her debut disc Transfigured Bach. As an exclusive recording artist for Hänssler Classic, Transfigured Mozart (2006) and Transfigured Beethoven (2008) followed to great critical acclaim. Transfigured Tchaikovsky (2012) was awarded The American Prize of Excellence in the Arts. In September 2015 Transfigured Brahms was released, which included the world-premiere recording of four transcriptions by American composer Lowell Liebermann. Petronel maintains a full performance schedule as recitalist, orchestral soloist, and chamber musician in major venues throughout the world.