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Alexey Stanchinsky - Complete Works for Piano. Vol. 1
"Olga Solovieva has been praised on these pages for her virtuosity, her clarity, and her range of expression—and the same qualities are in evidence here. I especially appreciate her responsiveness to musical character..." (Peter J. Rabinowitz, Fanfare - July 2020)
"...[the pieces ] are all beautifully crafted. I was particularly drawn to the tender and poetic quality of the three Songs Without Words, and he obviously had a gift at writing meaningful and attractive Preludes in many differing modes. [...]... with the excellence of the Russian-born pianist, Olga Solovieva, I would commend the disc to you and look forward to future releases" (David Denton, David's Review Corner, November 2019 )
"The piano writing is really thrilling, and needs a true virtuoso to bring it off in performance, something which Russian pianist Olga Solovieva so very comfortably achieves, playing with all the power and stylistic empathy the music demands. [...] This new release is a most compelling one, not only because it contains such attractive late-Romantic music, extremely well-executed and faithfully captured on disc, but because Alexey Stanchinsky really does have original things to say (Philip R. Buttall, MusicWeb International, January 2020)
19th Century Russian Music for Cello: Tchaikovsky P.I. / Davidov K. / Liadov K.N. / Arensky A.S. (with Dmitrii Khrychev, cello)
"Best Bargain" of the week: "...For anyone who loves Russian romantic music as much as I do, this is quite a discovery" (David Mellor, ClassicFM) .
"...Olga Solovieva - who has already added four highly acclaimed discs to the Naxos catalogue - does her best to bring a substantial partnership to this World Premiere recording" (David Denton, David's Review Corner, June 2019).
Boris Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio, Cello Sonata (with Haik Kazazyan and Christopher Marwood)
"An interesting byway of 20th-century Soviet chamber music... The Piano Trio is given a persuasive performance" (Mark Pullinger, Gramophone).
"...Both the Sonata and the Suite are magnificently played by Christopher Marwood <...> He is partnered in the Sonata by the outstanding young Russian pianist, Olga Solovieva, who has already championed Boris Tchaikovsky on disc. She brings all of the weight the Sonata demands, and joins Marwood and the violinist, Haik Kazazyan, in the Trio. Excellent Russian studio recordings, and I most strongly commend it to you" (David Denton, David's Review Corner, July 2018).
Vissarion Shebalin - Complete Music for Violin and Piano (World premiere recordings).
"...eminently engaged performances by Kostylev and Solovieva presented in very natural and downright honest recorded sound.” (Rob Barnett, MusicWeb International)
"Russian violinist Sergey Kostylev and his compatriot pianist Olga Solovieva give technically accomplished, totally committed performances of these Slavic rarities. They make a convincing case for this music, leaving the listener wanting to hear the considerable number of Shebalin chamber works that have yet to make their disc debuts" (Bob McQuiston, Classical Lost and Found).
Anatoly Lyadov - Complete Piano Music, Volumes Three & Four (including few World premiere recordings).
"There still is a full range of emotions - and a balance of brilliance and tenderness. Solovieva's excellent technical abilities are called on almost as often as her ability to spin a beautiful legato melody. [...] Ms Solovieva said [Lyadov's] music deserves to be much better known; I cannot agree more, and I like her performance" (James Harrington, American Record Guide)
Boris Tchaikovsky - Piano Quintet (with The Vanbrugh Quartet).
"Piano Quintet is in many ways a remarkable work [...]. The performances are exceptional." (Tim Ashley, The Guardian)
"The Vanburgh Quartet and pianist Olga Solovieva put real intellectual muscle behind the physical weight of their playing. [...] Piano Quintet soon called me back for a second listen."
(Philip Clark, Gramophone)
OSUSP 005/2013 (AA 3000)
Sergey Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto Nr.2 (with OSUSP Orchestra, conductor Wagner Polistchuk); live recording from Sala Sao Paulo (Brasil), 23rd of March, 2013
Anatoly Lyadov - Complete Piano Music, Volumes One & Two.
"Solovieva gives an absolutely gorgeous performance... There are so many tuneful works that all exude what I have come to think of as Russian musical characteristics that I could close my eyes and point at a random track and it would be a perfect example. So much of this is really good that one wonders why it is almost unknown. Fortunately, given performances like this, we can enjoyably explore Liadov’s output and get to know it much better." (James Harrington, American Record Guide)
(International Record Review).
Boris Tchaikovsky: vocal cycles with soprano, and two pieces for balalaika & piano (with Olga Filonova, soprano; Kirill Ershov, balalaika)
"The performers are all impressive... It’s truly a winner." (Barry Brenesal, Fanfare)
Outstanding Release in accordance with International Record Review
Sergey Taneyev - Violin Sonata (with Ivan Peshkov, violin) and pieces for piano (including premiere recordings)
"And grateful we should be to pianist Olga Solovieva and Naxos for outing them, for they are gem-like beauties, which, in melodic and harmonic vocabulary, are heavily indebted to Schumann and Tchaikovsky....Ivan Peshkov is wonderful in the two violin works, and Olga Solovieva, as both soloist and accompanist, is one of the best advocates Taneyev has. Urgently recommended." (Jerry Dubins, Fanfare)
"The supreme clarity of the sound quality adds to the elegance of the performance... Pianist Olga Solovieva brings a velvet, delicate touch to the virtuoso piano part." (Catherine Nelson, The Strad)
"Olga Solovieva is a fine pianist" (Joseph Magil, American Record Guide)
Boris Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto (with Russian Academy of Music Chamber Orchestra, conductor Timur Mynbaev)
“Performances are excellent from all concerned... At Naxos’s price, every music-lover should give this CD a try.” (Phillip Scott, Fanfare)
"Olga Solovieva tackles the difficult Concerto with an arsenal of technical gifts and interpretive panache" (Robert Cummings, Classical Net Review).
Herman Galynin: piano music (Sonata Triad, Suite, Four Preludes, etc).
"As for Olga Solovieva, her choice as soloist was inspired. She brings clarity and a wide variety in her touch to these virtuosic performances, while remaining properly responsive to both the poetic and caustic sides of Galynin's musical personality..." (Barry Brenesal, Fanfare)
Premiere recordings of Boris Tchaikovsky piano music: Sonata No.1, Sonata No.2, Sonatina, Natural Modes, Pentatonic, Eight Pieces for Children.
"Excellent young Russian Olga Solovieva confirms that Tchaikovsky's piano music is tremendously rewarding, often highly individual..." (Murray McLachlan, Magazine 'Piano')
"Solovieva plays with steely-fingered brilliance: she's in complete control of what she's doing..." (International Record Review)
"Olga Solovieva plays this music with relaxed aplomb and perfect sympathy..." (American Record Guide)
Olga Solovieva was declared as the First Prize Winner of the International Music Competition Paris "Grand Prize Virtuoso" (in Senior category) for the performance with Alexey Stanchinsky's Piano Sonata Es-moll.
Olga Solovieva was declared among the Winners of the Global Music Awards: she received the Silver medal (outstanding achievement) in 'instrumentalist' and 'album' nominations. This high award was given for the CD with Vol. 1 of complete Alexey Stanchinsky's piano works was issued by Grand Piano label (GP766).
On December 7, 2019 the
Olga Solovieva played the concert at Elena Obraztsova
Culture Center. The Cello Sonatas by Sergey Rachmaninov and Yuri Kochurov were performed with the cellist Dmitrii Khrychev. Also the presentation of the 19th Century Cello Music CD took
7 декабря в Культурном Центре Е. Образцовой (г. С.-Петербург) состоялся концерт с участием Дмитрия Хрычёва (виолончель) и Ольги Соловьёвой (фортепиано). Прозвучали Сонаты для виолончели и фортепиано С.В. Рахманинова, Ю.В. Кочурова. Также состоялась презентация выпущенного летом компанией Naxos компакт-диска с русской музыкой 19-го века для виолончели, были исполнены пьесы А.С. Аренского из этого диска.
November 13, 2019 the lecture-concert "Lermontov in
Music" took place at the Russian National Library Concert Hall (St. Petersburg). The romances by Nikolay Myaskovsky were performed by Elizaveta Pakhomova (soprano) with Olga Solovieva (piano).
13 ноября в Концертом зале РНБ состоялась лекция-концерт "Лермонтов в музыке". Романсы Н.Я. Мясковского были исполнены Елизаветой Пахомовой (сопрано) и Ольгой Соловьёвой.
The Vol. 1 of complete Alexey Stanchinsky's piano works was issued by Grand Piano label (GP766), recorded by Olga Solovieva.
This CD contains all Stanchinsky pieces composed up to 1910, including few World Premiere recordings.
In October 2019 Olga Solovieva received the 1st Prize in solo nomination on Pure Sound Award (best audiorecordings of Russian music).