"Luiza Borac reminded of nothing less than great Martha Argerich as she took the audience by storm"  Classical Piano 

 

NEWS

Tour dedicated to Alice Herz-Sommer

21 May 2016 Wartburg Solo Recital                read more

24 April 2016 Bremen Solo Recital 

27 March 2016 Münster Solo Recital Review

28 February 2016 Bad Ems Solo Recital Review

26 February 2016 Hannover Solo Recital

14 February 2016 Aachen Solo Recital

5 February 2016 Frankfurt Solo Recital

13 & 14 November 2015

Hamburg Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, Opening Concert and Jury

18 September 2015

Bern Solo Recital                           read more

4 September 2015

Cologne Radio Hall Solo Recital  read more

1 July 2015 

Zurich Review Musik&Theater  read more

15 June 2015 

Massarosa International Piano Competition Jury Panel

20 March 2015

Interview Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung read more

Feb/Mar 2015  

Review INTERNATIONAL PIANO 5 points                      read more

21 March 2015

Hannover Chopin Society Finals Scolarship Award, Jury

20 March 2015

Hamburg Torhaus Wellingsbüttel, Piano Recital, 7.30 pm

31 January 2015

Bucharest Athenaeum, 7 pm 

Chants nostalgiques Piano Recital & Hommage Ion Buzea

15 January 2015

Hamburg Steinway Horowitz Saal, 7 pm - Chants nostalgiques

CD Release Concert

January 2015,

Fanfare Magazine Review Chants nostalgiques CD

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December 1, 2014

Piano News Review Chants nostalgiques CD read more

November 19, 2014, 14.05-16.00

BR-Klassik Panorama Music

October 17, 2014, 17.05-17.30

WDR 3 TonArt Interview and Music

October 17, 2014, 22.05-23.00

Radio Bremen/Nordwestradio

CD Presentation Chants nostalgiques read more

August 19, 2014

Deutschlandfunk Interview

August 18, 2014

WDR 3 Tonart, Interview

Dinu Lipatti - read more

foto by benjamin ealovega

   Ambassadrice de la Citè épiscopale UNESCO Albi 

 

   BBC Music Magazine Award

 

   Silver Medalist of the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition USA

 

   1st Prize Grieg Piano Competition

 

   1st Prize Mendelssohn Berlin

 

   Fono Forum Star of the Month

 

   Piano News Best CD/CD des Doppelmonats (2014)

 

   Medaille d’Honneur d'Albi

 

   1st Prize Viotti-Valsesia International Piano Competition

 

Prix d'Oslo Edvard Grieg

 

"An impressive debut, stunningly played" New York Concert Review

 

"Luiza Borac besteht die Herausforderung so profund, dass man sie mit denen der ganz Großen vergleichen kann... mit grandioser Anschlagsnuancierung vermag sie auch die kleinsten Nuancen aufzuspüren, eine behände Transparenz beizubehalten, die man nur selten hört." Piano News

 

Luiza Borac ist nicht nur eine herausragende Pianistin – sie ist eine komplette Musikerin, deren Spiel das Herz erreicht." Radio Bremen

 

"Poetischste Künstlerin" Joachim Kaiser, Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

'My highest recommendation is based on her personal dedication and her commitment to the beauty of the pianistic art. It is rare to find such a stellar combination among the artists of her age group.'
Paul Pollei, Founder of the Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation USA

 

"Passion, sensitivity and amazing technical control are the words that sum up Luiza Borac’s performance"  BBC Music Magazine Award


"Wer den beiden klassischen Zwölferzyklen Chopins noch frische Akzente abgewinnen kann, darf sich zur Pianisten-Elite rechnen"  Der Spiegel

 

"A fabulously gifted young pianist" BBC Music Magazine

 

"Ein Traum von einer Pianistin" Rondo

 

"A formidable interpreter" San Francisco Chronicle

 

"One first notices the exceptional refinement of her pianism, which pays handsome dividents throughout both books of Chopin Etudes"
International Record Review

 

Mit dem Album hat die Pianistin Luiza Borac wohl viele Erwartungen übertroffen...brilliante Einspielung" Hessischer Rundfung, CD-Tipp, hr2 Kultur

 

"Wärmeren Ton als Pollini...hellerem Terrain als Arrau" klassik-heute

 

"Mit ihrer neuen CD löst Luiza Borac die Eintrittskarte für den Klavierolymp" RADIO BREMEN

 

"Superbly played" Observer

 

New Album 2014

CHANTS NOSTALGIQUES CD 2014

'superb sound' Fanfare

'a veritable tour de force' Gramophone

'perfekt gelungen' Piano News

Latest Interview

 

Hello Stage Exclusive Interview

“While reasonably rich in passionately youthful outings this programme is worth every penny of its asking price, not only for its fine recording qualities and Luiza Borac’s superb playing, but for undiscovered gems – in particular the amazing Fantaisie, as well as the fascinating Concertino.” MusicWeb International, January 2013

 

“Borac plays with technical assurance and the utmost sensitivity. The London recording of the Concertino is a litle lacking in intimacy; the Berlin solo recordings have a church acoustic that blurs the textures, but more often enhances the beauty of Lipatti's writing and Borac's playing.”

BBC Music Magazine, March 2013 *****

“It is… rare to encounter on disc all six of Liszt's Chopin song transcriptions in sequence. It is even rarer to hear them played quite as well as this, easily the best versions of those currently available, not merely because of the intimacy and easeful rubato Luiza Borac brings to the music but for the lovely recorded sound."

Gramophone Magazine


“In these transcriptions Borac plays with lyrical beauty and unaffected poetry, projecting a sensitively-voiced singing line.”
4 Stars, BBC Music Magazine

 

 

AVIE RECORDS

AV 2271

Piano Music by Dinu Lipatti

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Jaime Martin

 

Award-winning pianist Luiza Borac champions the compositions of fellow-Romanian Dinu Lipatti for his 95th anniversary in a 2 CD-set that includes a number of world-premiere recordings.

 

With influences that range from the counterpoint of Bach to the lyricism of Chopin and the folk-tinged soundscapes of Enescu (Lipattis's godfather), as well as his teachers Paul Dukas, Alfred Cortot and Nadia Boulanger, Lipatti forged an individual voice over the 18 years of his compositional career.

 

 

 

“This two-disc set of solo and orchestral works, played with commitment by the pianist Luiza Borac, offers an intriguing traversal of his (Lipatti) compositional aesthetic and influences.”

New York Times, 26th February 2014

 

 

ALBUM Release 2013

 

Piano Music by Dinu Lipatti

Academy of St Martin in the Fields/

Jaime Martin

 

5 Stars performance BBC Music Magazine

 

Outstanding in the International Record Review

 

Best CD of 2 Months in the Piano News

 

Portrait feat. in Der Spiegel, WDR

Album of the Week on Sinfini & Artsjournal

Irish Times, Gramophone, Diapason, Musicweb, Audiophile

 



“Borac breezes with the same breezy confidence as Lipatti”

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013