World press review
ESTONIAN NATIONAL TELEVIVION, 19 June, 2014
“Alexey Botvinov is the international star of classic piano scene”.
SVENSKA DAGBLADET, 26 November 2007, Stockholm
“Botvinov is one of the greatest interpreters of Rachmaninoff of our time! It’s so amazing to have such wonderful musicians!”
FRANKFUTER ALLGEMEINE ZEITUNG, 12 May 2006
“Alexey Botvinov’s performance was astonishingly meticulous and convincing”.
BASLER ZEITUNG, 26 March 2012
“Botvinov is a wonder-pianist”.
TAGES ANZEIGER, 7 July 2009, Zurich
“Alexey Botvinov is now at the height of his world-wide career”.
RIA NEWS, Russia, 12 March 2011
“A.Botvinov is one of the most outstanding pianists of the modern age”.
LE FIGARO, 14 December 2003
“Superb interpretation of Bach’s “Goldberg. Variations” by Alexey Botvinov”.
NEUER ZUGER ZEITUNG, 21 May 2007
“Botvinov knows his “Goldberg. Variations” like no one else does”.
STAVANGER AFTENBLAD, 24 November, 2007, Stavanger, Norway
“Botvinov – a famous young pianist, - was the soloist tonight. His performance was exceptional in every single detail…His romantic interpretation of Grieg inspired the audience to give Botvinov his deserved standing ovation”.
TAGES ANZEIGER, 12 September 2010, Zurich
“The last to perform was Alexey Botvinov – a superstar of the classic music scene. His performance of the works of Chopin and Rachmaninoff was extremely refined, highly dramatic, sensitive and grand when it came to crescendos”.
JAKARTA POST, 27 October 2007, Indonesia
“Few pianists in the world possess Botvinov’s high technical level and emotional depth of performance. He mesmerized our audience!”
NEUE ZURICHER ZEITUNG, 14 May 2007
“The performance of a Ukrainian pianist was sensational!”
TAGES ANZEIGER, Zurich, 10 November 2010
Martin Ebel. “Zurich. Tonhalle. Alexey Botvinov – a famous expert on Rachmaninoff – shone in the first part of the most well-known Rachmaninoff’s concerto #2. No other music performance, perhaps, needs such a high level of concentration and hand, head and character combination. Being a virtuoso, Botvinov lived up to all our expectations. He ‘immersed’ himself into the sound of the orchestra and then ‘emerged’ out of it, easily overcoming the difficulties of the hardest mind-blowing passages. Fortunately, the conductor gave Botvinov all the freedom he needed to produce his cantilena sound. The event was sold out and the audience was thrilled with delight”.
GIESSENER ALGEMEINE, 18 June 2009, Giessen
“The highly anticipated pianist -soloist Alexey Botvinov, who performed Rachmaninoff’s concerto #2, left a dazzling mark on everyone”.
KOLNISCHEN RUNDUSCHAU, 10 October 2006
“Alexey Botvinov is a magnificent pianist”.
TAGES ANZEIGER, Zurich, 5 September 2006
“…performance was so convincingly pure and sincere”.
BASLER ZEITUNG, Basel, 5 September 2006
NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG, Zurich, 5 February 2003
“Botvinov’s performance is highly organic”.
SCHLESWIG HOLSTEIN ZEITUNG, Germany, 11 February 2011
Alexey Botvinov’s performance of Rachmaninoff’s piano concerto No. 3 accompanied by Schleswig – Holstein’s Symphony Orchestra (conducted by Michael Kutson) can be easily called unbeatable. Ukrainian pianist knows his music to perfection – Botvinov’s skilled hands made his grand piano sing magnificently. Indeed, this artful interpretation of both the soloist and the orchestra helped us experience a world of unreal power and richness of mysterious, sorrowful and sensual melodies – a lost world of the unblemished Beauty that belongs to the ultimate aristocratic Romantic.
GOLDBERG VARIATIONS WITH ZURICH BALLET, The Royal Theatre of Madrid, 10-16 December 2010
EL MUNDO, 13 December 2010
“The performance of a Bach specialist Alexey Botvinov was full of harmony, internal tension and virtuosity”.
ABC, 12 December 2010
“Alexey Botvinov’s interpretation strikes a balance between wisdom and splendour”.
EL NORTE DE CASTILLA, 15 December 2010
PERIODISTADIGITAL.COM, 14 December 2010
“… profound rendition of Bach melted the audience and became a big event”.
GRID ballet premiere to piano concerto No. 2 by D. Shostakovich at Zurich Opera House, 24 March 2012.
“Botvinov is a wonder-pianist”.
NEUE ZURCHER ZEITUNG
“Alexey Botvinov sounded crystal clean – as always”.
“Soloist Alexey Botvinov played with masterful humour and dainty expressiveness”.
“Alexey Botvinov found a fine line between Shostakovich’s world of eluding dreams and sweet sentiments”.