PIANIST AND COMPOSER
“Liverman and the pianist Paul Sánchez perform the diptych with clarity, sensitivity, and barely contained heartbreak.” - The New Yorker
“Dreams of a New Day… ensconces you in its sonic amber, and you’ll welcome the paralysis…. Sánchez… plays Okpebholo’s haunting harmonies with the brittleness and angularity of broken glass.” - The Chicago Reader
“pianistic sensitivity and power” - blogcritics.org
“Sánchez shines…. He amplifies the lush harmonies and swiftly guides the listener through a rapturous love story that extends beyond death.” - Blackgrooves.org
Joaquín Rodrigo: A Life in Music
On October 29, 2019, one of the highlights of my musical career took place in the presentation of a program dedicated to the life and music of composer Joaquín Rodrigo, in honor of the 20th anniversary of his passing. Click the links below to read about it in the Charleston "Post and Courier."
"a splendid performance... [by] a top pianist."
– Cecilia Rodrigo
Daughter of the composer Joaquín Rodrigo
Marquesa de los Jardines de Aranjuez
President, Victoria and Joaquín Rodrigo Foundation
PRAISE FOR MAGUS INSIPIENS:
This is one of the most beautiful discs in my collection.... Soprano Kayleen Sánchez has the perfect voice, pure and unshakably direct in delivery.... The gradual journey from resignation and regret to hope [in Magus] is experienced as an opening out of the human spirit; Kayleen Sánchez’s purity of voice and total control of her instrument is utterly remarkable. Haunting in the extreme, the 23-minute song cycle Magus will be with you for a long time afterwards....
- Colin Clarke, Fanfare Magazine
This is hauntingly beautiful music... generously filled with melodic inspiration and evocative atmosphere.... [These] are works of originality and a distinctive musical personality.
- Henry Fogel, Fanfare Magazine
Thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end.
- David DeBoor Canfield, Fanfare Magazine.