"(Gaspard de la Nuit- Scarbo) Ravel wrote the seeds of its dissolution in waltz-time are so apparent, Wong’s great clarity as well as her virtuosity lay this bare. The climax is unusually elusive here, but Wong fires off an intensely wrought salvo of rhythmic switchbacks and climaxes as marked. This is certainly one of the most thrilling depictions of the work I’ve ever heard.
So how on earth could Wong follow that? Usually we’re at the end. No.
La Valse followed in all its cross-rhythms and build-up of waltz-times as the whole emerges into clarity and out again into apotheosis. Wong relates the work back to Scarbo but forward into its fantastical self-destruct, a depiction of forces unleashed on France that ended the Austrian and German empires, as such. Wong’s marvellously sprung attack, her relentless and beautifully-timed transitions a she ratchets up the tensions were joyful and rightly appalling.
A winningly graceful sign-off to a thunderous and revelatory recital." - Fringe Review
"In Valses Poeticos, a group of eight waltzes preceded by an introduction, her assured performance admirably captured their variety and the aptness of their succinct titles. The highlight of this superb recital was the concluding work, La Valse, which Ravel wrote for the Ballets Russes and later arranged for piano solo. It is seldom performed in that format because of its technical difficulties. Rhythmie met the challenges admirably and her playing in the incredibly complex and frantic climax, which included some spectacular glissandos, was scintillating and breathtaking. She richly deserved the standing ovation accorded to her, before enchanting the appreciative audience with an appealing encore." - Haywards Heath Music Society
“The pianist has a great future and represents a musician of high technical level with an empathetic ability to adapt to the composers’ specifications” -Aachener Zeitung
And late in the finale – the requirement of any genuine Haydn player – more than just smile, she made me actually laugh. An act of supreme musicianship. She even created one astonishing toccata-like section in a blur of two alternating hands that would have ignited the Haydn’s ecstatic London audiences. A super Haydn player, not in the making, but already here. - Lark Reviews