March 28, 2014

Review: My Halle debut!

PRESS: The Hall: Pianist Alexandra takes Halle by storm, stunning performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 by Romanian-born pianist Alexandra Dariescu, on her Halle debut. This talented 28 year old gave an explosive, expressive and awesome performance, which earned tumultuous applause from the awestruck audience. Marina Berry Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: 4* Dariescu, Pope and […]

February 18, 2014

This is a good week:-)

YES! Another brill review for Rach Pag with the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Maxime Tortelier. Read it here: http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/leisure/reviews/10981254.Bournemouth_Symphony_Orchestra__Pavilion__Bournemouth/

Great review in the Northampton Chronicle for our Mozart concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra last night. Thank you so much RPO, till next month:-) http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/what-s-on/theatre/theatre-review-mozart-s-requiem-1-5882740  at Royal & Derngate

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 […]

June 20, 2013

Review: Devizes Festival

Had a lovely time at Devizes Festival on Tuesday. Fascinating to hear about the tradition of locals paddling from Devizes all the way down to Westminster every year on Good Friday- wow! Thank you for the warm welcome and beautiful review:-) Read the review here: http://www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/10497502.Lyrical_and_expressive_playing/

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 […]

Wonderful review from my concert with Royal Liverpool Philharmonic: “Romanian born Dariescu revelled in this wonderful music of might, breadth and resonance with deliciously sparkling playing that had real gravitas. With profound concentration Dariescu’s sensitive playing of the Andante conveyed a satisfying sense that everything was well with the world.” http://www.seenandheard-international.com/2013/04/26/sparkling-playing-with-gravitas-from-alexandra-dariescu/

January 18, 2013

Review: Sinfonia Viva

My dream has finally become true: I’m a princess;-) Thank you Sinfonia Viva and Timothy Redmond for a wonderful concert! “Alexandra Dariescu, a princess among pianists, displayed exquisite touches in Mozart’s Concerto in D (KV 537), nicknamed the Coronation…” This Is Nottingham http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Review-Sinfonia-Viva-Classical-Gala-Royal-Concert/story-17725165-detail/story.html

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 […]

Fab review from Royal Concert Hall with Mark Heron and Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Orchestra-depth-musical-talent/story-15557968-detail/story.html — with Mark Heron