Pictures, the debut album from composer and pianist James Wilding ... is a unique glimpse ... into one artist's process of composition
[The music,] ... soothing and hypnotising ... fascinating and moving ...navigates between charismatic expression and more interior feelings ... [with] ideas gradually developing in compelling fashion ... [in an] accessible modern style ... the effect is stunning.
[The piano playing is]... poignant ... sensitive ... with glistening touch ... [and] assured technique
Thys Odendaal August 2010
slaap klein beminde is a highpoint of the afrikaans song repertoire. The CD would be worth buying even if only for the premier recording of this gripping composition.
Beverly Brommert October 1997
Lot's Wife is ... a highly original work that has universality, featuring the power of divine omnipotence versus human vulnerability.
Blog May 2008
The music of James Wilding ... [is] well worth knowing. Nice sounds, clear but not simple-minded construction, subtly dramatic.
Dr. Werner Rossmanith March 2014
Quite tumultuous, never shrill, immersing itself in detail, ... abducts the listener into magical worlds by use of unusual instrumental techniques.
Schulamith's Tanz by the young composer Jamie Wilding is a magical pianistic firework of ecstasy and brilliance.
New York Concert Review
Darrell Rosenbluth Winter 2005
The Tempted Mermaid is ... one if the more successful programmatic pieces one might hope to hear.
Jan-Barra Hentschel November 2009
Homage to Mendelssohn comes across craftily as a refined paraphrase of the Lutheran chorale that Mendelssohn quoted extensively in his fifth symphony. With echoes of minimalism and harmonies of romanticism, Wilding interlocked the different styles in a conclusive musical web.
Mike Telin September 2017
[The finale of] Homeland Portraits ... [is] an exuberant dance of celebration.
Gudrun Szczepanek June 2008
[Tchaikovsky's cycle "The Seasons"] was brought across in a sensitive and engaging manner by the superior playing of the pianist-composer James Wilding.
David Kruger April 1995
Wilding's piano playing in this performance [of Grieg's Piano Concerto] was excellent. He seemed to know where it was all leading and moved towards this end with a tone that was by turns crisp and robust, and gentle and soothing.