The Boston Globe
“Fleisher plays fewer notes than most pianists but they mean more.”
The Boston Music Intelligencer
“Ms. Fleisher performed with confidence and a graceful virtuosity; the Fleisher duo played as one in a seamless performance bursting with joie de vivre.”
The Baltimore Sun
“With abundant physical power as needed and an equal amount of expressive sensitivity, Fleisher brought out the alternately earthy, impressionistic, jazzy elements of this brilliant and unusual work [Ravel Concerto for Left Hand].”
WNYC - Gig Alert
Soundcheck's daily Gig Alert series previews 'An Evening with Fleisher & Kalish' with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall.
KDHX (St. Louis)
“[Fleisher's] performance was both powerful and elegant...with all the transparency and sensitivity to Ravel’s elaborate musical tapestry that one could ask for.”
PIANO PORTRAITS with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra: Leon Fleisher & Katherine Jacobson Fleisher discuss pianos, performances, and more.
KCPW - CityViews
RADIO PODCAST: Leon Fleisher talks with Jennifer Napier-Pearce, host of Salt Lake City's local public affairs program CityViews, about his own views on a career in music and musical education.
The Allentown Morning Call
“[Violinist Jaime] Laredo and Fleisher were perfectly balanced in their performance. Laredo exhibited a warm, silky yet unassuming tone, and the sound of Fleisher’s Steinway fully embraced the violin sound musically.”
Philip A. METZGER
The Baltimore Sun
“[Brahms'] Symphony No. 3 found the conductor [Leon Fleisher] in an expansive mood, but within his broad tempos, he had phrases crackling and surging. It was a beautifully sculpted interpretation....”
Le Monde (Paris)
“You don't want to miss a visit by Leon Fleisher [performing] Mozart. Don't even think of it.”
“...an authoritative account of the Prokofiev as one could hope to hear. The opening and closing movements were fierily dispatched with aplomb, but it was in the middle two that [Fleisher] was most effective, bringing finesse and refinement; the Andante was particularly eloquent.”
Leon Fleisher talks about conducting, performing, and his acronym 'Aloha,' i.e., Altered Level of Human Awareness.
“At 83, [Fleisher's]...still got the musical chops.”
John von RHEIN
Brightest Young Things
Leon Fleisher talks to Jeff Jetton at this year's National Book Festival: “As performers, we are indispensable because we bring those black dots on the paper to life, but the music is the star.”
Jeffrey Brown recently sat down with Leon Fleisher at his home in Baltimore to discuss his musical life and memoir, My Nine Lives.
“American pianist Leon Fleisher honored as instrumentalist of the year by Britain's Royal Philharmonic Society...cited for "extraordinary" performances at the 2010 Aldeburgh festival.”
American Public Media - The Story
Leon Fleisher has redefined the meaning of perfection. His new book is My Nine Lives, and he sits down to talk about his story with Dick Gordon.
Cleveland Plain Dealer
“[Fleisher's] performance reflected the expressive subtlety, command of structure and tonal beauty for which the pianist has been admired for more than six decades.”
“...engagingly written, uncommonly forthcoming ... unlike many music biographies, My Nine Lives is fully accessible to the layman....”