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Technical perfection paired with emotional expressiveness ... compositions from Mozart, Chopin, Liszt resounded with seldom-heard perfection ... what is apparent in his playing is the joy he takes in giving to others what he has so dazzlingly mastered. In his superb playing, Vogt comes across as uncommonly in control, almost unapproachable, seemingly saturated with the music; he brings it forth with the finest nuances. Usinger Anzeiger Altweilnau, Germany

Rare grandeur ... I have never heard [Liszt's] Norma Fantasy played with such consummate largesse ... I was mesmerized by Vogt's sheer control. In Liszt's Dante Sonata the structure of the work was never exposed and the final triumph of the piece rang from the piano with spine-chilling inevitability. The Times London, England

A virtuoso ... the audience was literally enraptured. Le Républicain Paris, France

Melancholy magic ... Vogt’s concentrated pianistic command is to be respected along with his great empathy for poetic mood; he was able to draw from a great reserve of power without placing this power in the foreground. Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Frankfurt, Germany

Profound musical emotions ... Bruce Vogt was masterful. In his performance [he] gave an astonishing demonstration of technical skill toward a constant revelation of great expressive understanding. Wiesbadener Tagblatt Wiesbaden, Germany

Concert of the year ... splendidly subtle readings. Vogt made us listen to music that we might have missed, and some familiar items which we heard anew. Monday Magazine Victoria, Canada