press & reviews
"Nettle and Markham gave a real treat, showing off their four-hand virtuosity. A unique show which combines tremendous playing with more than a touch of showmanship ..... an impeccable performance"
"A brilliant British Duo.....no praise could be high enough.....brilliantly fleet and entertaining.....performed with infectious verve and spirit" Music & Musicians
Nettle & Markham, our classiest two-piano team .... wonderfully eclectic and imaginative .... a two-piano tour de force"
"Saint-Saëns 'Carnival of the Animals' was the best performance of the evening. The outstanding sense of rhythm of Nettle & Markham made for music of great vitality. The encore was so fresh and vivid - extraordinarily impressive!" Daily Concert Critique, Tokyo
"Their playing was finely integrated....appealingly transparent.....rich in dialogue and raw energy"
"The British pianists brought an extra dimension and a new vitality to the art of two-piano playing. They revealed a complete understanding of the music - its style and its genre - which was enhanced by scintillating technique" Natal Witness, Durban
"Nettle & Markham - an excellent, well balanced team throughout the disc - play with sensitivity and panache"
"Nettle & Markham played two pianos with a magic that three hundred years ago would have got them burned at the stake" North Wales News
"The most enjoyable interpretation of a Mozart Concerto that this critic has heard in years. Fluent, stylish, witty and incredibly sensitive. Nettle & Markham make everything appear easy but their spontaneous playing consists of thorough technique and intense musicality resembling the telepathy of twins making music"
"Their common sense of rubato gave the music more style and shape than is often achieved by soloists; their phrases stretched and contracted with precisely judged but instinctively determined flexibility and, although there were four hands, one musical mind was in charge" The Advertiser, Adelaide
"A well deserved triumph for the two British pianists....the excitement in the hall was enormous"
"Their technique as pianists is flawless and as duettists their cohesion is phenomenal" Ouest France
"We have not heard here until now a piano duo of such exceptional quality. The understanding of the music by both partners is so good that you cannot distinguish by hearing which of them picks up the musical theme. At the same time it is playing full of colour and spontaneous musicality, stirring and ravishing"
"For sheer exuberance coupled with weighty yet well controlled piano tone, this playing is hard to beat" BBC Record Review
"Corporate brilliance, musical discretion and imaginative precision ......Joie de vivre was very much in the air.....They brought remarkably taut co-ordination and response to the music, and an irresistible sense of fun"
"....a volume and scale of expression comparable to that of an orchestra" The Times