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August 27, 2014

Radio Bremen CD Presentation 'Chants nostalgiques'

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August 19, 2014

Deutschlandfunk, Interview

August 18, 2014

Irish Times Review

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August 18, 2014

WDR 3 Tonart, Interview

Dinu Lipatti - Nocturne A minor

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August 17, 2014

NDR Kultur, Interview

August 15, 2014

Opening Concert 'Rarities of Piano Music' Festival Husum

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July 29, 2014

Classical Ear 5 Star Review 'Chants nostalgiques'

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July 18, 2014

The Independent CD Review 'Chants nostalgiques'

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June 27, 2014

London St Martin in the Fields

Solo Recital                  read more

June 26, 2014

London Steinway Hall

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"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

 

 

"Poetischste Künstlerin"  Dr. Joachim Kaiser, Süddeutsche Zeitung

 

 

"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

 

 

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

International Record Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"A fabulously gifted young pianist" BBC Music Magazine

 

"Ein Traum von einer Pianistin" Rondo

 

"A formidable interpreter" San Francisco Chronicle

Luiza Borac has been praised as a pianist of 'unusual poetical expressiveness' (Dr. Joachim Kaiser, Suddeutsche Zeitung), a 'formidable interpreter', 'a virtuoso of fantastic brilliance', and a 'young master' by the international music press. 'The supreme Enescu pianist of our time' has become one of the most charismatic artists of her generation, not least through her superb, award-winning recordings for Avie Records. 

 

 

BBC Music Magazine Award

 

Fono Forum Star of the Month

 

Piano News Best CD/CD des Doppelmonats

 

Ambassadrice de la Citè Èpiscopale UNESCO Albi

 

Medaille d’Honneur d'Albi

 

Silver Medalist Gina Bachauer Piano Competition

 

1st Prize Grieg Piano Competition

 

1st Prize Mendelssohn Piano Competition Berlin

 

1st Prize Viotti-Valsesia Piano Competition

 

New Album   June 2014

 

AVIE AV2316

iTunes, amazon, jpc

 

CD Release Concerts:

26 June - London, Steinway Hall

27 June - St Martin-in-the-Fields

“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 *****

 

 

 

 

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

4 Stars, BBC Music Magazine

 

 

“Borac breezes with the same breezy confidence as Lipatti”

Gramophone Magazine, January 2013

 

'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

 

 

Press 

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

 

"Formidable Interpreter"

San Francisco Chronicle 

 

"Superbly played" Observer

 

“The Romanian pianist is not just a wow playing her countryman Enescu — she understands Chopin equally well. The op 10 and 25 Etudes are dispatched with subtlety of touch and phrasing. Liszt’s transcriptions of Chopin songs serve as a charming introduction. As before, Borac is supported by a recording of caressing depth — a worthy tribute to the audio wizardry of the late John Barnes.” 

The Times, 26th July 2009 ****

 

“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

“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

 

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.

 

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.