‘In the third sonata, his playing is decidedly mild and nuanced, demonstrating great insight into both the profound and constructive aspects of Chopin’s music.’

Frits van der Waa, VOLKSKRANT

‘Van Poucke proves musical muscles and poetry in Chopin can merge. He brings out the strong – sometimes even demonic – elements of Chopins music in both virtuosic and sensitive manner.’

Joost Galema, NRC Handelsblad

‘Nicolas is without question a very fine musician, whom I really respect and appreciate. His Concertgebouw debut recital with an all Chopin program was impressive, showing not only his command of the instrument but also a passionate and riveting interpretation’

Marco Riaskoff

‘I know him to be a serious and dedicated musician of exceptional pianistic ability who has already gained important stage experience and recognition.’

Walter Delahunt

‘Nicolas is a very talented young man, he possesses a big technique and is a very communicative musician. He has a real individual talent and knows how to capture the audience with his performances.’

David Kuyken

‘The young pianist Nicolas van poucke belongs to the most striking talents of his generation in Holland. His solid and great technical skills are in good balance with his artistic qualities, phantasy and musical intelligence.’

Jan Wijn