All Reviews

Critical acclaim for Bisaccia

“For Gershwin interpretations Bisaccia wins hands down.” – American Record Guide

“It just proves that talent always prevails in these times of mediocrity. Consummate musicianship. ” – Michael Feinstein

“George Gershwin would have joined the audience in the standing ovation at the conclusion of ‘Rhapsody in Blue’. ” – The Hartford Courant (CT)

“His fabulous encore with plenty of scintillating, puckish fingerwork on the ivories.” – The Straits Times, Singapore

“Bisaccia’s performance of Gershwin couldn’t be righter. It is all good fun and good music.” – Edward Jablonski, eminent Gershwin scholar and biographer

“A magical evening which just got better and better… completely passionate in his performance.” – The Barrie Examiner Ontario

‘Delivered with power, poignancy, authority and aplomb” – Worcester Telegram Gazette

“Bisaccia brought the audience to their feet with genuine spontaneous cheers erupting out of sheer joy.” – Steinway Society of the Bay Area (CA)

“Bisaccia is a serious artist with a compelling presence at the piano.” – Connecticut Life

“You really must hear him!” – Brasilia Super Radio FM Brazil

“Earnest vivacity and sparkling virtuosity… infectious excitement.” – Union-News Springfield (MA)

“A marvelous pianist who also enjoys being a showman.” – Tribune-Review Pittsburgh

“Prepare to be dazzled!” OnCenter Arts Quarterly, – Hilton Head SC

“Bisaccia opens a cache of secret treasures — the forgotten, the newly discovered and the recently rendered — and he performs them with a reverence and enthusiasm that pay justice to the composers and their showcased work.” – Provincetown Banner (MA)

“His approach to the music was deliberate, feeling and even cheeky at times with daring rubatos and surprising change in dynamics, coming across as one who understood and identified with Gershwin. Most of all, Paul was clearly enjoying every moment of the music and gave every note of the solo his personal touch.” – Singapore Inkpot

“The (Liszt) concerto is a wonderfully brilliant, sparkling work which Bisaccia performed with evident delight. His expression had texture, excitement, and fluidity of tone as he coaxed luscious melodies from the piano. With effortless grace, he flowed from a romantic, reflective mood into some darker patterns, always maintaining the sweeping elegance of the work, never letting his own virtuosity detract from the tonal poem effects…Bisaccia proved himself equally engaging in the second half of the program.” – New Britain Herald (CT)

“A pianist who injects fun into performances.” The Augusta Chronicle. Georgia – “Deeply felt playing.” – The Island Packet Hilton Head, South Carolina

“A stunning display of virtuosity accomplished with style… playing of the highest caliber.” – Lakeville Journal CT

The Critics applaud Bisaccia’s PBS television shows

“Essential milestones in the formation of an American musical voice…audaciousness and daring” – Fanfare Magazine

“Mr. Bisaccia, as he has in the past, does it very well and always sounds as if he is having a good time.” – “What’s New” WNPR Radio

“Imaginative, fun, well played and totally satisfying.” – Michael Feinstein

“Wonderful Americana…superb.” – Gershwin biographer Edward Jablonski

“The fun and humor Bisaccia portrays (in The Great American Piano) makes him the most requested pianist by our listeners.” – Beethoven .com

“Bisaccia’s career may be headed for another high note.” – Manchester Journal Inquirer

“The Great American Piano is indeed…especially with Paul Bisaccia at the keyboard” – Mel Ellis, New Britain Museum of American Art

“Bisaccia applies his formidable classical technique to faithful recreations of Gershwin’s own piano arrangements. In Bisaccia’s hands Liza becomes languid and romantic…and his performance of Rhapsody in Blue is emotional and assured.” – Hartford Advocate

What presenters say about Paul Bisaccia

“Compelling sensitivity, stunning virtuosity, engaging and upbeat personality – it doesn’t get any better than this!” – Jerene Weitman, Coordinator Public Programs The Heckscher Museum of Art, Long Island NY

“Versatile and Virtuosic…Enthusiasm and remarkable talent.” – Victor Janusz, Triad Ensemble Theater, Seattle Washington

“It was a good thing the piano keys were ‘fire proof’ because he provided a pianistic pyrotechnic display which has members of our audience still raving weeks afterwards” – Keith Shafer, St Paul’s Episcopal Church, Augusta Georgia

“Gave a world-class performance and endeared himself to every member of the audience.” – Nan D. Mulford, Stonehill College, Easton MA

“An absolutely stunning performance – Bisaccia will bring any audience to its feet again and again.” – Bruce Nehring, El Paso Texas

“We were prepared to be dazzled, and we were!” – Jaqueline Underwood, Crescendo Concert Series, St Charlies Missouri

“Absolutely Fabulous! We really enjoyed every minute.” – Jeffery Seekins, Lockport NY

“The crowd was mesmerized.” – Steven R. Jobman, First Presbyterian Church Davenport Iowa

“We could not be happier about the concert!” – Alan Chambers, First United Methodist Church, Warsaw Indiana

“It went even beyond my wildest expectations.” – Charles Page, First Church of Christ Springfield MA

“The audience was absolutely thrilled…He is a phenomenal pianist with an engaging style.” – The Rev. Gary L McCann, Aurora Illinois

“Aside from his enormous musical talent, Paul is one of the most industrious and optimistic people I’ve ever known. These three qualities taken together made for a sure-fire attractive personality and magnetic stage presence. Paul was never afraid to work very hard on any facet of his career, and never wasted time worrying about his chances of success in advance—he just plowed ahead, leaving many less industrious peers in the dust. The result of this driven optimism also made Paul one of the most gratifying artists I had the pleasure of working with. If he ever felt I’d under performed for him (which he never indicated had crossed his mind) he would not have wasted his own time or energy complaining; not Paul; he would have gathered his wits and launched another inventive campaign to advance his performance career.”  – Phillip Truckenbrod – from his book Organists and Me