3 days, 3 concerts. Tonight sees the first collaboration between Alexandru Tomescu and I supporting Fundatia Adept Transilvania. Beautiful programme: Paganini, Chopin, Bartok and the UK premiere of Lipatti and Olah’s Sonatinas for violin and piano. A lot of notes, Lipatti wasn’t kind…but he wrote some extraordinary music!Huge congrats to Champs Hill Records on their […]

Very humbled to get some incredibly wonderful press about my Chopin & Dutilleux CD this week. The Scotsman picked it as “the most memorable, in a sterling performance by Alexandra Dariescu” in their Best Albums of 2013 in the Critics’ choice today, Norman Lebrecht mentions it in the his most important list of 2013 “A […]

Lovely surprise today: my Champs Hill Records CD was reviewed in the Sunday Times! “The death of Henri Dutilleux last month turns this release into a timely memorial for one of the finest composers of his generation…Dariescu is a deeply impressive exponent of both composers’ work, bringing to every piece the lucidity and sensitivity it […]

June 4, 2013

TRULY HONORED

I am truly honored to have the Romanian Royal Family ( Familia Regala a Romaniei) present at my Royal Albert Hall debut with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on 7 June and at the after concert reception, where I will be launching my new CD on Champs Hill Records. Words cannot express the excitement! https://www.facebook.com/FamiliaRegala/photos/a.184530334928294.39431.164437050270956/516493675065290/?type=1

Amazing night at the The Dorchester last night for the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards. Congrats to all winners, hugely inspired by the work of the Honorary Life Members! So chuffed to see the pre- release of my new disc in the goody bags;-) Thank you Champs Hill Records, Matthew Bennett, Dave Rowell, Alexander Van Ingen, […]

May 14, 2013

On Chopin Preludes

Beyond excited about my new CD on Champs Hill Records with complete Chopin and Dutilleux Preludes coming out in June. Here is a little “Raindrop”, more coming soon. Thank you Matthew Bennett and Dave Rowell, can’t wait for Vol. 2 & 3!

March 6, 2013

Recording in progress

Spent the most wonderful few days at Champs Hill, recording Chopin and Dutilleux complete preludes. Incredibly excited to announce this is my first CD in a series of complete preludes of different composers on Champs Hill Records. Incredibly grateful to all involved!!

January 16, 2013

top 10 best CDs of 2012

Delighted my Champs Hill Records debut CD was selected as top 10 best CDs of 2012 in Manchester Evening News. Thank you Robert Beale

Sold out concert at Champs Hill Music Room last night, loved performing in the same recital room where I recorded my debut CD- such a welcoming and appreciative audience. Thank you to all who came X

November 16, 2012

Happy Friday:-)

Thrilled my debut CD on Champs Hill Records received some awesome reviews: 4* review in BBC Music Magazine: “magnificently projected playing”, “enormously impressive”, “very promising debut”, Fanfare Magazine in US: “sophisticated musicality”, “individual voice, she has something to say” and Music Web International “fleet of finger, elegant of phrase and pianistically bright, Dariescu uses rubato […]