"The Prelude confirms that he has rekindled his early love of the composer... At the age of 65 he retains his technical finesse and the inclusive sliver-toned clarity of his earlier recordings... Everywhere there are lovely touches- listen to Scherzo, invested with such easeful elegant phrasing and the hauntingly played second subject of the Marche funebre."
Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone – January 2014
"Musically this is undeniably first-rate, and Collard always impresses with the strength of his convictions and the unwavering sense of direction and musical line ... he remains a force to be reckoned with."
Nicholas Salwey, IRR – Feb 2014
As he has proved in at least eight visits since his debut here in 1978, Jean-Philippe Collard is a pianist of so many admirable qualities that one always regrets finding his performances mystifying. Returning Thursday, the French musician brought another challenging program, and mystified again. Marsee Auditorium at the South Bay Center for the Arts drew a large number of Collard fans for this recital of music by Faure, Ravel and Chopin. By and large, they should not have been disappointed.