Joseph Rackers is a concert pianist, International Steinway Artist and Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival

Press impressive recital of intriguing heavyweight display pieces played as if he means it. He digests the music spontaneously as if he were a method pianist along the lines of a pianistic James Dean...The results are consistently though Rackers response is primarily to his relationship with the composer as some sort of kindred spirit" — Gramophone

...unflappable virtuosity...highly expressive...In every case, Rackers seems committed to letting the composer's voice-as he hears it-come through" — American Record Guide American virtuoso...primal energy" — Audiophile Audition

American keyboard artist Joseph Rackers has it all. Let this review put concertgoers and home listeners on the alert. In a demanding program of works by Bach, Schumann, Ravel and Bartok, he gets top points for compelling power, rhythmic persuasiveness, style, and a surprising amount of lyricism..." — Audio Society

Rackers is clearly an artist of impressive capabilities" — Music and Vision

Rackers immediately established himself as an expert artist...enormous power and intelligent, instinctive interpretation..." — Spoleto Today
Inspiring" — Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany
...simply dazzling..." — The State

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