25 May - Loccum 850 anniversary, letters of Henry James and Freya von Moltke, music by J. S. Bach and Dinu Lipatti, with
Hanjo Kesting, Bernt Hahn, Anna Magdalena Fritzi
15 June - Hamburg Solo Recital, Works by Dinu Lipatti, Schubert, Chopin, Grieg
30 June - Seelze/MuSe Festival Solo Recital, Works by Schubert, Chopin, Grieg
27 July - Loccum 850 anniversary, 'Pilgrimages', music by Franz Liszt with Hanjo Kesting, Jürgen Stenzel, Gerd Wameling
14 September - Loccum 850 anniversary, letters of Carl Zuckmayer and Karl Barth, music by J. Haydn and W. A. Mozart, with Hanjo Kesting,
Siegfried W. Kernen, Werner Rehm
"5 Stars performance"
BBC Music Magazine, March 2013
"Gleich zu Beginn ihrer neuen Doppel-CD stellt Luiza Borac, vielgerühmte Enescu-Expertin und immer für eine Entdeckung gut, ein "Concertino en style classique" vor, dessen barockisierende
Raffinesse es mit Prokofjews frecher "Symphonie classique" aufnehmen kann, ja sie in Melodik und Farbenreichtum bisweilen übertrifft."
"Borac breezes with the same breezy confidence as Lipatti"
"George Enescu bildet bisher den Schwerpunkt im Schaffen der rumänischen Pianistin Luza Borac. Nun hat sie sich auf ihrer neuen CD dem Patenkind Enescus gewidmet, dem legendären Komponisten
und Pianisten Dinu Lipatti."
"Luiza Borac has recorded these solo works on a Bechstein as a gesture towards a more faithful reproduction of his sound as a composer, and the solo recordings certainly have a marvellously
full and musical sound. The Academy of St Martin in the Fields plays with gusto and the work serves as a fine introduction to Luiza Borac’s virtuoso technique and sensitive musicality. 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. If your collection has any cherished recordings by Dinu Lipatti as pianist then you owe it to yourself
to complete your picture of this legendary musician in his most personal and potent creative work."
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"Borac’s sweet realization of these Bach works can have only one effect: to make us wish Lipatti himself had bequeathed their sound by his own hands."
"Lipatti's Sonatine for left hand is a devilish tyro showcase, ably navigated here by Luiza Borac"
CDs of the Week By Norman Lebrecht
"fizzingly well played by pianist Luiza Borac and the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, conductor Jaime Martin, a fun piece for social occasions. Borac, a convinced Lipatti revivalist,
takes us on through a sonata, a sonatine, a nocturne and a large fantasie, each of them original and derivative in equal measure. She follows up with Lipatti’s sparkling encore transcriptions of
works by Albeniz and Bach. Evangelist though she is, Borac makes no excessive claims for this music beyond its simple attractions and wilful optimism. You will feel much the happier for hearing