The New York Times front-page feature of outreach work Ben WeiserThe New York Times
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"Deeply moving [...] astonishing musicianship” THE CLASSICAL POST
"Phenomenal ... eloquent in presentation and passion"Annette SkaggsArts-Louisville.com
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Petrova, appearing for the first time as soloist with the Monterey Symphony, won the hearts of the audience with a sparkling performance of the outer movements and charmed us with her sweet playing of the aria-like second movement. There was a lot of vitality in her crisp playing, and she made the most of Mozart’s surprising excursions into unexpected tonalities and moments of Sturm und Drang. It was in the final Rondo movement that she made her strongest impression, for it was Mozart at his best, bringing out in Petrova an impetuous excitement that stirred the audience to its feet at its conclusionLyn BronsonPeninsula Reviews
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"Beyond her considerable technical command, the first and main surprise was her acute interpretative personality, which she showed since the first note...A complete artist..."Alfredo Brotons MuñozLEVANTE
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Calm and assured on the stage, the pianist exuded a deep feeling of having everything under control. It didn’t matter how difficult the works performed were: Anna Petrova seemed to have always a very clear idea of the quality of sound that she was looking for and how to achieve it. Each gesture and type of touch seemed to have been thought out, studied, and interiorized. Because to this, she was able to achieve very solid interpretations of the pieces, coherent from beginning to end, with a recognizable personal stamp...Roberto San JuanMUNDOCLASSICO
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"Pianist Anna Petrova handled the piece with ease. Her ultra-smooth playing style belied the fact the piano is essentially a percussion instrument..."Eugene ChanNew York Fine Arts Examiner
…a beauty of sound and striking expression that is rarely surpassed.” BREMEN WESER KURIER
“The music was superbly chosen and performed with technical brilliance and complete emotional engagement. [...] one of the most compelling viola-piano recitals I have ever encountered. [...] This is a singularly lovely and engaging disc.”
HENRY FOGELFANFARE MAGAZINE
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"...stunning performance at Nelson's Capital Theatre. When completed, an unprecedented standing ovation, amidst loud “Bravo's,” burst loose – before the Chopin/Beethoven concert's intermission! A feat never witnessed before by long standing members of the Nelson Overture Concerts Society.
When Anna Petrova reached the Rondo – Vivace, the last movement, she was simply supreme. Enjoying the advantage of her Eastern European origins and upbringing, she gave expression to Chopin's Mazurka – Polish folk dance rhythms – as no other. It was impossible to sit still and not be drawn into the piece..."Hans DekkersNelson Star
"A su belleza y elegancia, Petrova une ese carisma de identidad que no es otro que su tremenda claridad y transparencia en el fraseo y un cuidado ataque que no da resquicio a la duda o a la superficialidad. Todo está bajo control y todo resulta natural y sincero...."Miguel Angel NepomucenoDiario de Leon
The lush, romantic, rhythmic melodies of Edvard Grieg’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in C minor were played with intense feeling and perfect balance by Cecee Pantikian and pianist Anna Petrova...Musical Prelacy New York
"This young Bulgarian pianist, residing in New York, came back to Leon to offer a recital where she exhibited again a solid artistic maturity, that seems to spring both from her technical and intellectual command of the pieces"MUNDOCLASSICO
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Among her artistic gifts, Petrova knows how to portray the beauty of the silence between the notes. The Andante movement proved especially breathtaking.Barbara Rose ShulerMonterey Herald
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"A real stand-out release [...] the spirit of chamber music is writ large in stimulating performances"COLIN CLARKEFANFARE MAGAZINE
No menos relevante fue la interpretación del violinista malagueño Jesús Reina y la pianista búlgara Anna Petrova de la sonata de Janacek. Con una notable conjunción, supieron hacer un análisis sonoro de la obra, destacando en el primer movimiento el tono apasionado y rapsódico de su ejecución. En la Balada, el profundo lirismo con el trataron su discurso, seguido del tercer movimiento, un Allegretto de sombrío diálogo. En el Finale, desarrollaron todos los contrastes y ambientes expresivos que pide este tiempo, dejando la sensación en el oyente que ambos intérpretes se había vaciado en la interpretación de esta abrumadora obra. Ante tanta tensión, nada mejor que terminar el programa con la Suite del ballet 'Cascanueces' de Tchaikovsky en una bien ideada versión para dos pianos. Josu de Solaun y Anna Petrova demostraron cómo se puede trascender en una música tan relajante y sugestiva.JOSÉ ANTONIO CANTÓNEl Mundo
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"Anna captured the audience in her native Plovdiv with an exquisite recital during the Chamber Music Festival. She played impressively, precise, elegant, mature, memorably....with incredible creative power and spark - as only she can..."Maritza, Bulgaria