Mozart In Love
Format: COMPACT DISC
Andreescu, Horia; Romanian National Orchestra; Borac, Luiza
Acclaimed by the international music press as a “virtuoso of astonishing brilliance” and a “thoroughly poetic artist” (Dr Joachim Kaiser, Süddeutsche Zeitung), Luiza Borac has established herself as one of the most charismatic artists of her generation. Based in Germany, this Romanian pianist has won over 30 prizes and accolades, including First Prize in the Mendelssohn Competition in Berlin and the Viotti-Valsesia International Music Competition in Italy, the silver medal at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Salt Lake City, the debut prize at Carnegie Hall, New York, the Prix d’Oslo, the Grieg Prize and the audience prize in the International Edvard Grieg Piano Competition in Oslo. Luiza Borac has been celebrated as “a dream of a pianist” (Rondo), “a worthy ambassador for a genius” (Music & Vision) and a pianist of “subtle but absolute mastery” (BBC Music Magazine). Gramophone has commented that “Borac’s only substantial rival is Dinu Lipatti in the Third Sonata” and Hi-Fi has noted that “Luiza Borac creates an extraordinary sense of identification with the music ... a revelation”. The UNESCO city of Albi has awarded her the honorific title of “Ambassadrice de la Cité épiscopale” and also its medal of honor in recognition of her involvement in PolioPlus, an international project run by Rotary with the aim of eradicating polio. Her double album release, featuring compositions by the legendary pianist Dinu Lipatti, forms part of her collaboration with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and includes the first ever recordings of several works. This release received a five-star rating from BBC Music Magazine and, with the highest possible score of 18 stars, was rated best CD in the bimonthly publication Piano News.