"An artist you want to hear no matter what he performs."
"An unerring sense of the music’s dramatic structure and a great actor’s intuition for timing, Denk was the provocateur who urged his colleagues to dare all, to unleash every calorie of emotional heat."
"With impish charm, he performed this grandest of Mozart concertos with light-hearted irreverence. Each note sounded fresh and alive, as if thought through anew…"
“What caught the ear most was the sensitive, spontaneous phrasing and the pearly quality of his tone when spinning out melodic lines.”
"One measure of how fully he is able to draw the listener into his own feeling of renewed discovery when playing the “Goldbergs” was how quietly and attentively the audience took in all 70 minutes of this opening recital of the Symphony Center Presents Piano Series, before breaking into sustained applause."