"Tender and exuberant...ever-resourceful and imaginative pianist"
BBC Music Award
Steinway & Sons Artist
Steinway & Sons Wall of Fame
Fono Forum Star of the Month
Best CD Piano News
Outstanding CD International Record Review
Pianist of the Month at St Martin-in-the-Fields London
Ambassadrice of the UNESCO City of Albi
Paul Harris Medal of Rotary in the End Polio Now Campaigne
Silver Medalist at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition
1st Prize Mendelssohn Piano Competition Berlin
1st Prize Edvard Grieg International Piano Competition, Prix d'Oslo and Audience Prize
Over 30 international prizes and distictions
Luiza Borac has been praised as a 'virtuoso of fantastic brilliance', a 'young master' and a 'pianist of unusual poetical expresiveness' by the international press.
The 'supreme Enescu pianist of our time' has become one of the most charismatic artists, not at least through her superb, award-winning CD Albums.
Luiza Borac spectacularly raised international awareness of her great compatriots George Enescu, Dinu Lipatti and Constantin Silvestri with her World Premiere recordings. Her Album
Complete Piano Works by George Enescu in 2007 went on to win the BBC Music Award for the best instrumental CD of the year chosen by the jury from 1500 CDs and with more than 40 000 public votes.
Highly praised worldwide her 2012 Album Complete Piano Works by Dinu Lipatti recorded with the Academy of Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields was awarded 5 Stars by BBC Music Magazine, Best CD of Piano News Magazine and Outstanding CD in the International Record Review.
"Passion, sensitivity and tremendous technical control are the words that sum up Luiza Borac's performances" BBC Music Awards, Jessica Duchen
'An impressive debut at Carnegie Hall. Stunningly played with sweep, clarity, alertness and a marvelously authoritative direction that dispatched the many technical hurdles with almost insolent ease. New York C R, Harris Goldsmith
2017 NEW ALBUM Double CD
"Ascoltando Luiza Borac, interprete di preziosa misura per il modo con cui trasforma il suo ben evidenti virtuosismo in eloquente musicalità, sembra di veder ricomporsi in un’ideale continuità quell’arcata tracciata dai grandi pianisti della sua terra, che l’hanno preceduta, la Haskil, Lipatti, Lupu." La Gazzetta di Parma, 2017
Today’s foremost champion of her compatriot George Enescu begins with three of his early works, new to CD (...)The endearingly unpredictable Borac leaves Enescu for a second well-filled CD with both books of Debussy’s Études followed by Schumann’s Piano Concerto (...) vivid and compelling readings that belie their studio origins.
The Concerto is a joy from beginning to end (...)" Gramophone, 2017
"The thing that has me looking forward to Borac's recordings, especially when I'm on the road, is there is always a sense of communication. It isn't that she imposes structures on pieces that aren't there, but you are well aware of being in her presence, as if this is not just a performance but as if she needs to tell you something about the music that is personal to her and to you as you hear it. If I could compare that sense to anything it would be what it is like when someone reads a passage from a book or a poem that is especially meaningful to them in the hopes that it affects you as it has them.
This is a totally winning collection by a pianist you should know, because of the pleasure and artistry they bring.. it is evidence that the heart I hear in these performances is not just a matter of interpretation, but is at the core of the artist herself."
2017, Gil Gross, Radio personality USA
Luiza Borac ist eine intelligente Virtuosin, die immer kluge und besondere Programme spielt. Sie ist aber auch eine Vollblutmusikerin, die am Klavier auch mal die Sau rauslassen kann...mit diabolischer Virtuosität und ironischem Augenzwinkern… eine tolle Virtuosennummer, von Luiza Borac mit nonchalanter Eleganz gespielt"
Nordwest Radio 30 June 2017
"You would expect a disc to be uniform in spirit; but while Luiza Borac's remarkable new collection certainly favours a kind of emotional reticence, the recital as a whole is dizzying in its stylistic and expressive richness. I've been enthusiastic about all of Borac's recordings I've reviewed (Enescu, Schubert and Liszt, Fanfare 27:3, 28:3, 29:4) but this is better still. From the tonally plush and rhythmically flexible way she caresses Alt Wien, you know that this is going to be a disc of refined sensuality." Peter Rabinowitz, Fanfare
"heart-breaking tenor of Ion Buzea (accompanied by Luiza Borac)" Pianist
"Chopin's 24 Etudes ..one of the most consistently admirable accounts among current complete editions" International Record Review
"Easily the best versions of those currently available...grace, radiant tone" Gramophone
"Wer den beiden klassischen Zwölferzyklen Chopins noch frische Akzente abgewinnen kann, darf sich zur Pianisten-Elite rechnen." Der Spiegel