T h e p r e s s
A vibrating trip on a celtic piano
"...Roland Darquoy presents also a visual show, and gives us the possibility to make a contemporary celtic trip. We hold our breath, and
with him we dive into this "Otherworld".
Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, Jan. 1986
W.Keller and R.Darquoy opening new horizons
"...The discovery of the evening however, was the way, how Roland Darquoy played and presented celtic music on the modern grand
piano... The pedals play an important part, because the sounds get mixed to produce quiet incredible impressive hearing experiences".
Offenburger Kurier, Dec. 1986
Celtic and Indian music
"...The performer succeeded in producing amazing "colored" timbres;
You believed to hear indian string instruments... As a real master, Roland Darquoy imitated on the piano the timbre and the fixed rythm of a synthesizer".
Badische neueste Nachrichten, Sept. 1987
Water nymphs and mermaids
"..."Cheveux d'algues, L'autre monde" or "La résurrection d'Ys" are the characteristic titles of Jaffrennou's musical poetry. Starting from Debussy's Impressionism, he reaches an astonishing simple musical
language, seducing directly by the "fairy" touch of his music".
Acher und Bühler Bote, Nov. 1989
The sea in tales
"...Celtic tales and legends, as well as irish-scottish folklore spellbound
Roland Darquoy, and in the music of Yann Jaffrennou he finds his musical ideal. By means of the pedals, a deliberate harsh touch and its reverberation, he succeeds in a deceptively clever imitation of the celtic
harp, which could fool anyone..."
Hohenloher Zeitung, July 1995
Ancient legends told by whirl sounds
"...Roland Darquoy produced impressive effects with many-facetted timbres on the keys of the piano. Thanks to his performance he allowed
the audience to revive the legends which were told just before by his partner. Through his touch he liberated the sounds in the space like hudge or tiny waves, infinitely curved or explosing or simply dividing
themselves softly. By such a diversity of touch in performing the work, it was no trouble at all for the audience to see the movie of the legend on their inner screen."
Acher & Buehler Bote, July 1998
Violent sandstorm on the piano
"...The pianist celebrated literally this musical style with much physical
extroversion and joyful vitality. So he suggested for example the violence of a sandstorm, or described with a delicate touch the moment when a girl embraced tenderly her favorite tree..."
Badisches Tageblatt, Oct. 2000