Press & Media

Sept. 21, 2011 – Appearance at the Visual and Performing Arts School of Youngstown
– televised on WKBN tv -27 First News – Local News – Youngstown, Ohio (watch excerpt)

Recital at the “Gloria” Theater
Athens, Greece — The Voice
“…a virtuoso who made trivial every pianistic difficulty, surpassing them with complete precision and ease…perceives how to translate the hidden treasures of the great composers…meticulous detail and absolute adherence to all the subtle nuances regardless of their genre…following the illuminated avenue which will lead him to the highest pinnacle of his art.” (more)

Recital at the Zurich Conservatory
Zurich, Switzerland — Neue Zuricher Zeitung
“…solid ability of interpretation and sensitivity to express even the dreamily poetical.” “…exceed the written music yet preserve its musical meaning and above all fit logically into the complete structure…gifted pianist…” (more)

Recital at the Hochschule der Kunste (Berlin’s second largest hall) – “Musical Inspirations: Eugen Jochum with the Philharmonic – Lance Wiseman’s Ravel”
Berlin, Germany — Der Tagesspiegel (newspaper)
“virtuosity certainly not without sensibility and culture.”
“… Liszt’s Mazeppa, from the ‘Etudes d’execution transcendante’, is in Wiseman’s interpretation a brilliant study. …” “In Scarbo, the last part of the cycle (as well as in the Stretta from Schumann’s C major Fantasy Opus 17), Wiseman reaches the limits of his considerable technical brilliance.”

Recital at Journees Musicales Internationales Music Festival, Domaine de Vernou – Langeais, France
Antwerp, Belgium — Gazet Van Antwerpen (newspaper)
“…brilliant virtuosity and flair.”

Recital at Gloria Theater
Athens, Greece — Embros (newspaper)
“…famous pianist Lance Wiseman…a pianistic phenomenon, renders his program with extraordinary skill and rare musicality, offering interpretations of endless beauty, elegant and cultivated gentleness… impeccable musical instinct and subtle, precise manipulation of sound…gentle elaborated sonority has an individual beauty and variety.” (more)

Gazet Van Antwerpen* noted his “brilliant virtuosity and flair,” while Richard Covello of WNIB classical radio Station, Chicago, exclaimed, “Wiseman’s performance was superb!”

Alexander Fiorillo** (guest host, classical radio WFLN, Philadelphia) commented, “You performed beautifully!” and the London Times*** described him as “most in his element in Bach (no pretense that the piano was a harpsichord) and even more in the often starkly uncompromising challenges of Copland’s 1930 Variations.”

Performance with Thessalonika State Symphony Orchestra, guest conductor, Viron Kolassis (principal conductor of Athens Symphony and Athens Opera)
Thessalonika, Greece — Makedonia (newspaper)
“…unique clarity of interpretation, clarity of structure and absolute cooperation with the orchestra and the maestro. His talent was diffused in all his performance from the beginning to the end of the concert and presages for him a priority in the range of the internationally known virtuosos of the world.” (more)

Lance WisemanCertificate awarded for services as juror
[Prokofiev International Piano Competition (Ukraine)]
(view certificate)

Samuel Barber Music festival features Wiseman in complete piano works
First Samuel Barber Festival held in the composer’s home town of West Chester (auspices of Column Classics) – performed Barber’s complete piano works. (more)

Tower Records features Wiseman in live performances promoting his CDs (view schedule)

Letter from Bucharest
News (illustrating Wiseman’s versatility and patriotism): American consulate in Romania features Wiseman in special request jazz performance in celebration of American music (reception for Ambassador Rosapeppe); Wiseman was also featured as classical pianist at George Dima Academy both as recitalist and giving master classes to talented conservatory Students. (View letter)

“Tops of the Week” (Philadelphia Academy of Music Ballroom)
Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia Inquirer
“… pianist Lance Mark Wiseman of Wyncote will be playing a challenging variety of classical pieces.” (more)

Letters: from composer Vincent Persichetti, friend and mentor (more)

“Playing it up at Carnegie Hall”
Jenkintown, PA — Times Chronicle (newspaper)
“… A graduate of the Juliard School of Music in New York, Wiseman has toured the world performing for heads of state in Japan, Germany, England, Greece and France.” (more)

“Tickling ivories has taken him from A.C. hotels to world tours”
Philadelphia, PA — Philadelphia Inquirer
“Lance Wiseman of Wyncote has even performed before the emperor of Japan. He started playing at age 5.” (more)

“I’ve been saving up everything for this”
Montgomery County, PA — Intelligencer
“…’I’ve worked out every single note of every passage of every little phrase”‘, he said of the Chopin, Mozart and Schubert selections he will perform at his debut.” (more)

Letters of appreciation from Edgar J. Braun, Music Director and Conductor from the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra (more)

* Newspaper: Gazet Van Antwerpen (recital at Journees Musicales Internationales Music Festival, Domaine de Vernou (Langeais, France)
** Alexander Fiorillo, host, Cunningham Piano Company Showcase, WFLN classical radio station, Philadelphia
*** London Times (recital at Wigmore Hall)