Recording: Bartok Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion / Sam Walton, Cédric Tiberghien, François-Frédéric Guy (Hyperion Records)
"The Sonata’s explosions (or more accurately splashes) are markedly dramatic in the first movement, where there is terrific energy; the central Lento is perfectly shaded; and the Finale starts as a blaze of light and continues to exude brightness and joy."
Classical Source, July 2017
"Bartok’s piano idiom, generally less resonant than, say, Liszt’s or Chopin’s, oddly benefits from the stylistic amplification lent by other instruments: a thought provoked by this fine account with François-Frédéric Guy and the percussionists Colin Currie and Sam Walton."
The Times, March 2017
"Cedric Tiberghien is joined by fellow pianist François-Frédéric Guy and percussionists Colin Currie and Sam Walton for the Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion from 1926 – jostling, gracious, deft playing to round off the disc."
The Guardian, February 2017