"One has rarely heard a pianist bring out so many of the nuances latent in Copland's piano music...She moved easily from sheer strength and chiseled articulation, a dexterous ringing sound in the fast music, and a streamlined elegance throughout... [an] exceptional meeting between composer and musician."
-New York Classical Review
"Best of all, though, was Noctuary for piano – a 25-minute set of variations on Scott Joplin – originally intended for the ballet but dazzling enough in Emiko Edwards’s scintillating performance."
The performance was filled with drama and energy and beautiful singing lines-especially in the cadenzas where the seams and tempos were handled so smoothly.
“The 17.30 concert was shared by the BBC Singers under David Hill and the pianist Emiko Edwards. Edwards played the two student works with fire and understanding, both crisp and robust.” -On Polish Music
“Pianist Emiko Edwards emphasised the modernist energy of his sonata and four preludes.” -The Guardian
“These were excellent performances by...Emiko Edwards..." -The Art Desk
The concert also starred pianist Emiko Edwards, who brilliantly played two compositions from the fifties: Four Preludes and I Piano Sonata.
-The Polish Week
“Emiko seemed supremely confident during her performance, as she negotiated the rapid scales, arpeggios, and octaves with flawless accuracy and dynamism.”