Michael Mizrahi


selected press

“…the performance had transparency, revealing a forward-moving logic and chord voices you didn’t previously realize were there…textures were sumptuous.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Mizrahi’s] decisive performance of the Prokofiev Concerto No. 3 in C revealed a crisp technique, splendid powers of concentration and the kind of control needed to project strength without sounding aggressive.” — Washington Post

“…an engaging, enjoyable performer with elegant tone and strong energy. In the outer movements [of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3] he made seemingly serious, even stodgy passages dance, and repeatedly paced sections to exciting peaks…thoughtful lyricism…dialogues between orchestra and soloist were captivating.” — Houston Chronicle

“…the intrepid pianist Michael Mizrahi…” — Philadelphia Inquirer

“…[Mizrahi], whose thrilling performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 reminded this listener of the young Vladimir Ashkenazy. Mizrahi was...exciting to watch and hear.” — San Diego Union Tribune

“…pianist Michael Mizrahi filled out his part [in Shostakovich’s Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet and Strings] with an exceptionally strong and charming personality.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

Press for Currents

"...terrific album...his playing is riveting throughout." — Clavier Companion

"Hear it, and be moved." —WQXR New York

"Mizrahi's playing is rhythmically alert and lyrical." — National Public Radio

"...multi-layered, rich, and perfectly tailored to Mizrahi." — Textura

"...abundant variety." — Sequenza 21

I Care If You Listen, August 17, 2016

Fanfare Magazine, July/August 2016

Second Inversion, April 11, 2016

Press for The Bright Motion

"...an illuminating mix of gorgeous, approachable recent works..." — Time Out New York, Best Opera and Classical Albums of 2012

Time Out Chicago, Best Opera and Classical Albums of 2012

"Five stars (out of five). [Michael Mizrahi] delivers an album packed with effervescent solo-piano selections and adroit performances." — Time Out Chicago

"[The Bright Motion] is a cohesive, immediately appealing and consistently engaging collection of new music...Mizrahi's deft, incisive touch and clear, intelligent vision shine throughout." — The New Jersey Star-Ledger

"...Michael Mizrahi is one of those musicians who is endlessly fascinated by everything and is, as a result, endlessly fascinating himself." — WQXR New York, Q2 Album of the Week

"...a soloist of the first rank...one whose technical command is deployed for musical purposes first and foremost." — Textura Magazine

"[T]he gifted pianist Michael Mizrahi...plays with both tenderness and fierce beauty." — National Public Radio's Deceptive Cadence blog

"The Bright Motion is a beautiful reminder that classical music is living, breathing, thriving – and evolving." — MUSO Magazine