Kudos to Deveau

MIT Senior Lecturer in Music David Deveau lauded as a pianist and as Artistic Director of Rockport Music by The Boston Musical Intelligencer

July 17, 2012

Rockport’s Bravura Closer


“The conclusion last night of Rockport Music’s 31st Chamber Music Festival, the third in the Shalin Liu Center, gave this reviewer cause to reflect on the amazing success of that enterprise. Under the leadership of Artistic Director David Deveau and recently retired Board Chairman Thomas Burger, RM advanced in seven years from a six-week summer festival in rented digs to a premiere year-round presenter in one of the finest auditoriums in the country. This season began with the announcement that all of the construction debts had been retired. And this $20-million-plus undertaking was accomplished within the community of a small town. A third virtually sold-out season is yet another testament to just how amazing this is.” …. “Deveau joined the quartet for Dvořák’s Piano Quintet in A Major, op. 81, for the evening’s and season’s finale. Deveau’s work as a pianist is just as noteworthy as his success as an administrator. His performance at the end of what must have been a grueling few weeks for him was vintage Deveau — Gallic shrugs alternating with gypsy fire.”… “Deveau’s trademark pellucidity and willingness to blend gave an orchestral quality to the collaboration. The audience concurred in my assessment: A great evening of chamber music from top players in a magnificent space.”

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