Passion, sensitivity and amazing technical control are the words that sum up Luiza Borac’s performance BBC Music Awards
Luiza Borac has brilliantly raised international awareness of the piano works of her country's musical hero George Enescu BBC Music Magazine
Poetischste Künstlerin Dr. Joachim Kaiser, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Formidable Interpreter San Francisco Chronicle
Superbly played Observer
Borac plays with authority and interpretative conviction throughout and her versatility in the music's wide-ranging colours and styles is excellent Pianist
Luiza’s completion of her Enescu series for AVIE established her as the supreme Enescu pianist of our time Avie Records
When people talk of performers who serve their art, this is what they mean Financial Times
Borac's overall mastery is impressive, pianist of enviable professionalism Gramophone, Bryce Morrison
Her pianism transcends technique and becomes great art
It is rare to find such a stellar combination among the artists of her age group Paul Pollei, Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
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.
Pianist Luiza Borac was recognised with a BBC Music Magazine Award for her artistry and advocacy of the piano canon of George Enescu. She now turns to another compatriot best known as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century who was also during his short lifetime a celebrated composer: DINU LIPATTI.
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.
The rarities that Luiza has unearthed for this 2-disc set include a number of world premiere recordings including Lipattis First Piano Sonata, an arrangement of Albeniz's Navarra, and the complex Fantaisie. For the Concertino in Classical Style, Lipattis's first published compositions, Luiza is joined by the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields conducted by Jaime Martin.
Aiming to recreate Lipattis's soundworld as faithfully as possible, Luiza performs on a Bechstein piano, Lipatti's instrument of choice.