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GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

“…one of the most eloquent advocates for British guitar music you could wish for.

William Yeoman (September 2013)

BAYAN NORTHCOTT – Composer and Writer on Music

“Hans Werner Henze once described the guitar as an ancient instrument whose limitations contain ‘many unexplored spaces and depths’, indeed ‘a richness of sound capable of embracing everything one might find in a large orchestra; but one has to start from silence to notice this…’  Antonis Hatzinikolaou has the gift of creating an expectant silence through his power of concentration almost before he has played a note; a highly personal feeling for the expressive potential of the guitar’s many colours, depths and resonances, and the technique to realize these to the full. Working with him over an extended period on the programming and preparation of his recital of contemporary British guitar music on the NMC label has only deepened my admiration for his dedication, sensitivity and skill.”

Bayan Northcott (February 2013)

CONSTANTINE P. CARAMBELAS-SGOURDAS – Musicologist, Music Critic

“Antonis Hatzinikolaou is a rare performer. His sound, his imagination and his musicality are of very high quality. He is always willing to explore and conquer new music territories.”

Constantine P. Carambelas-Sgourdas (October 2012)

JOHN MCCABE – COMPOSER, CONCERT PIANIST

“I have enormously enjoyed your playing, not only of my own music but that of a range of other composers from Spanish classics to more modernist writers. You are a real artist, with sensitivity to and understanding of the music you perform, and your dedication and attention to detail are superb. Above all, you play with flair and communicate immediately with your audience. I look forward to seeing your career develop – with luck, you will become a major star of the guitar.”

John McCabe (May 2012)

CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE

“Magnificent … simply magnificent! Greek guitarist Antonis Hatzinikolaou has excelled himself with this, his first solo recording… His technical dexterity is beyond question and his musicianship shows a maturity far in excess of his years… this is playing of the highest standard (containing some of the best performance of Bach this reviewer has heard) and easily stands alongside the best of them…”

Steve Marsh  (October 2009)

CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE

“…Hatzinikolaou’s skill at shaping long pieces… feels captivating, as if listening to to an epic story.”

Thérèse Wassily Saba (January 2009)

MUSICAL POINTERS

“Antonis Hatzinikolaou is a player with a real stage presence. He is the type of musician who gets immediate attention from the audience and would, as he proved with his playing, seem to have everything required for a successful performing career.”

M.Dennis (January 2008)

CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE

“Antonis Hatzinikolaou…is capable of musical insights of a very high order.”

C. Cooper (May 2005)