Ambassadrice de la Citè Èpiscopale UNESCO City of Albi

 

Medaille d’Honneur d'Albi

 

BBC Music Magazine Award

 

Silver Medalist Gina Bachauer Piano Competition

 

1st Prize Grieg Piano Competition

 

1st Prize Mendelssohn Piano Competition Berlin

 

1st Prize Viotti-Valsesia Piano Competition

LUIZA BORAC pianist

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 

Sussex Express

 

It is rare to find such a stellar combination among the artists of her age group Paul Pollei, Gina Bachauer International Piano Foundation

 

 

New Release 2013

Luiza Borac

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Jaime Martin

 

AVIE RECORDS

AV 2271

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.