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Ran Dank, piano, with Spokane Symphony

Concert review: Nakahara leads symphony in energetic, precise program

by Larry Lapidus The Spokesman-Review

October 8, 2017

“The soloist’s success was based on his complete mastery of the finest details of the score, combined with a technique that allows him to transform those details into sound. He sits still at the keyboard. No superfluous movement interferes with his control over the weight applied to each note. Allied with his capacity to focus attentively on every phrase, Dank’s superb mechanical precision allows him to convey the delicate changes in volume and color that reside only in the human voice.”

Ran Dank with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra at Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts

Chamber Orchestra’s celestial concert is out of this world

by Janelle Gelfand The Cincinnati Enquirer

August 15, 2017

“In a work that calls for considerable bravura, the pianist easily tackled blizzards of runs and bombastic octaves. Yet this wasn’t empty virtuosity. Every phrase had shape, and every note was deeply felt.

He played in the romantic style, lingering on melodies and communicating with a singing tone. The second movement was lighter than air. He soared through cascades of virtuosities in the finale, and seemed to be having fun doing it.”

Ran Dank, piano, at Mandel Hall in Chicago

Ran Dank makes a triumphant Chicago debut with Rzewski epic

by Lawrence A. Johnson Chicago Classical Review

April 8, 2017

“…Ran Dank made a spectacular Chicago debut at Mandel Hall. The Israeli pianist delivered a powerhouse performance of Frederic Rzewski’s The People United Will Never Be Defeated! that was as dazzling in its pyrotechnics as it was expressive and insightful…Ran Dank’s performance was so remarkable and complete in every way, it’s hard to believe anyone else could have done better.”