I'd like to know who "Joseph Tohme" is. He is among the reviewers on Amazon and has created setrakian.net (if he exists, of course).
Yes now that you mention it !
My guess is all these reviews are written by our man himself as the style and spelling is exactly like his postings on this forum.
And is the existance of Setrak Antoine Setrakian himself confirmed? I mean this name is just to funny to be real, after all. On the other hand, "Setrak Setrakian" hits 10.200 times with Google. This is a bit too much for a fake name.
Well these hits are largely all the same, he has posted his stuff and his bio all over the web. I think the name is a quite common Armenian name. But on the web we can only verify a man's existence by what he posts. There is actually one video of him on YouTube, composing at the piano. Pretty boring and does not prove he is a supervirtuoso.
But I think it might useful if you, Robert or Chris, compiled a list with all the recordings submitted by S. and posted it here or anywhere on the site. That would make it easier for people to find more fakes.
I'll tell you an undocumented feature of our site. In this link
you find a nightly updated list of ALL recordings we have. You can double-click on the 'Pianist' header to sort on pianist, and then you have all recordings at a glance.