Press

 

Philip was the feature of a BBC Music Magazine interview in their "Rising Star, Great Artists of Tomorrow" section. Read it here.

 

Philip featured in an article in the UK-based publication, Music & Vision . Read it here.

 

"Fisher gives thoroughly compelling performances of both Pictures and Islamey, finding apt characterisation and colour in the Mussorgsky......Islamey, the oriental fantasy that was Balakirev's answer to Liszt, comes across with a winning mix of allure and brilliance."

- Geoffrey Norris, The Telegraph "Classical Album of the Week" (Full Review)

 

"If I were teaching a course in Russian music, this would be required listening."

- Harrington, American Record Guide, Mighty Handful CD review

 

"Islamey is dazzling."

- Tim Ashley, The Guardian CD review

 

"Pictures and Islamey give him an opportunity to show off his virtuosity and assured technique."

- BBC Music Magazine CD review

 

"Fisher has a gorgeous, rounded tone that he never lets overpower these works......Fisher can also stir a gigue or a fugue into something exciting.  His work here makes for a strong Naxos debut."

- Lawson Taitte, Dallas News CD Review (Full Review )

 

"Fisher and Handel appear to be a provocative and often inspired match."

- Jed Distler, CD Review, Classics Today (Full Review )

 

"Philip Edward Fisher is a pianist with all of the qualities of technique and musicianship which others have, but with the addition of an indefinable ingredient which attracts and captivates the listener. He has something unique to say, and the pianistic equipment to say it with intelligence and warmth."

- Stephen Hough , Pianist

 

"The dashing Fisher did not sacrifice his judicious application of touch in the concerto's energetic finale, which climaxed with more rolls of pianistic thunder, matched only by the ovation afforded to his fine and exciting performance ."

- Inverness Courier

 

"...There is no other way to play Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto than with showbiz panache. And twenty-five year old pianist Philip Edward Fisher has certainly got that, as well as a swinging style to complement the RSNO's swooning strings..."

- Glasgow Herald

 

"British pianist Philip Edward Fisher is somewhat of a new-music specialist, recently presenting the world premiere of "First Natural Durations" by the still vibrant German bad boy Karlheinz Stockhausen. Mr. Fisher provided a solid grounding in the Beethoven, resisting the temptation to dominate from the keyboard and exhibiting a clear and well-defined style of extended runs."

- The New York Sun