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"Her polyphonic transparency is astonishing, and her execution is of impeccable precision, clarity, virtuosity and beauty of sound."

Jaime Pantin
Spanish music magazine Codalario
November 2016

"She tackles both [works] with disarming technical assurance, all the while revealing a keen ear for subtleties of tempo and dynamics. Each work becomes a poetic novel, the "chapters" filled with fascinating detail and leading up to a richly satisfying summation."

Tim Smith
The Baltimore Sun
October 2016

"She certainly displays her capacity to make tone, evoking any number of erotic possibilities in the music, rife with harmonic color. She indulges in a rubato natural both to Chopin and Rachmaninov"
"Intelligent virtuosity"

Gary Lenco
Audiophile Audition Magazine
October 2016

"Virtuoso, impetuous, passionate and mature pianist of great musicality."
"Rich sound range full of sensitivity that enabled her to create contrasting and attractive ambiances, as well as colors, shades, lights and shadows."

Santi Riu
Diario Segre
December 2015

"One of the major piano recitals of the season"
"This was a stunning display of mature pianism"
"Her sensitivity to harmonic color and her natural romantic rubato was glorious."
"The deceptively simple single melodic line that opens Bruyères was heartbreakingly beautiful. The alternating thirds (Les tierces alternées) in the eleventh Prélude , which I regard as the “thirteenth” Debussy Étude, were marvels of clarity and speed."

Frank Daykin
New York Concert Review
February 2015

"That singing quality also emerged tellingly in the A major Sonata (D.959) by Schubert; the second and fourth movements, in particular, inspired playing of considerable sensitivity from the pianist. The bittersweetness she conveyed in the Andantino cast quite a spell."

Tim Smith
Baltimore Sun
April 2015

“Her pianism is similar to a speech of a good orator who knows where to put an adequate emphasis on each passage of his discourse. She is impeccable: a huge richness of tone thanks to the use of all kind of touch and envious agility…”

Julian Carrillo
El Pais
March 2009

“Prjevalskaya has shown a great knowledge of an authentic Chopin. Her version of the first Piano Concerto is profound in concept, full of elegant restraint and adequate proportions of power, tenderness, passion and a discrete and emotive use of rubato. The Romance sounded lucid, full of light and the Rondo was played with grace. Her technique is of impeccable coordination and clarity, the gradation of the intensity is very broad and carefully shaded.”

Julian Carrillo
El Pais
November 2008

“Mariana Prjevalskaya, who played Chopin Concerto in her unique way, impressed the audience and the Jury especially playing Prokofiev Sonata No. 8 in B flat Major, understanding the whole piece totally and expressing mature features through her performance as one of masters of piano.”

Joo Young Kim (Pianist)
Seoul International Music Competition April 2008

“A sensational recital by Marianna Prjevalskaya showing an extraordinary musical nature of a first class, gifted with a technique of the highest level…Full of delicacy and spirit, the three Scarlatti Sonatas K.175, K.365, K.491, proved a clear fact: we are in presence of a grand pianist.”

Angelo Bellisario
Il Chittadino di Monza
November 2009

Recital February 2007
(Recital with work of (Mozart, Chopin, Schuman and Prokofiev)

“Marianna’s recital progressed in a crescendo culminating in a stunning performance of Prokofiev’s 8th Sonata. Marianna managed to hold together this difficult sprawling work with a wonderful sense of form, dramatic intensity, and technical accomplishment. The second movement and the central episode of the last movement were particularly impressive.
…Chopin Ballade was played with a feeling of commitment and drama. Schumann’s G minor Sonata had fire and gripping intensity, as well as tenderness in lyrical passages and in the second movement.
Alltogether, this was a very memorable recital.”

Boris Berman, Professor of Piano
Yale University School of Music

Recital April 29th 2010
(Recital with works of Haydn, Schumann and Debussy)

“This recital was the best I heard. It showed Marianna to be a mature and poised artist, convincing in her interpretations, polished in her technical delivery.”

Boris Berman, Professor of Piano
Yale University School of Music

Recital February 2007
“Marianna gave an outstanding recital. The highlight was the Prokofiev 8th Sonata, which she played amazingly well in every point of view, with such a fire, temperament, and lyricism that coupled with great pianism. Schumann G minor sonata was beautiful, with genuine passion. Bravo!”

Peter Frankl, Professor of Piano
Yale University School of Music

"...She understood so well that below the melodic surface charm, the true nature of the pieces [Four Spanish pieces by Manuel de Falla] is a certain abstract quality, with perhaps more references to Debussy and Ravel than to Albéniz, the work’s dedicatee. The dance references and the atmospheres were most effectively captured, and left us wishing for more. This was preceded with 2 Chopin Nocturnes, played with much grace and charm and a thoroughly involved and compelling reading of Beethoven’s Waldstein Sonata. The audience seemed spellbound by the sonata... This young Russian pianist is clearly a rising star and is a name to look out for in the future."

Ray Picot
London

Press Articles/Interviews

La Tribuna de Albacete newspaper

interview in Melomano
2014

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(Only available in Spanish)

La Tribuna de Albacete newspaper

La Tribuna de Albacete newspaper
April 2012

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(Only available in Spanish)

CHOPIN magazine  (Japan)

CHOPIN magazine (Japan)
August 2010, No.319

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news about Jaen International Piano Competition in Spain
May 2011

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La Opinion newspaper
November of 2007

Interview after winning 3rd prize at Paderewski competition in November of 2007

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La Voz de Galicia

La Voz de Galicia newspaper
May 2011

La pianista coruñesa Mariana Prjevalskaia gana el Concurso Internacional Premio Jaén
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La Voz de Galicia

La Voz de Galicia newspaper
November 2008

Interview: Ferrol International Piano Competition in November 2008

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La Voz de Galicia

Il Cittadino
November 2009

Review: after a concert in Monza in November of 2009

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