Grand Piano GP766

Alexey Stanchinsky  -  Complete Works for Piano. Vol. 1

 

"...[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 )

Naxos, 8.573951

19th Century Russian Music for Cello: TCHAIKOVSKY, P.I. / DAVÏDOV, 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).

Naxos, 8.573783

Boris Tchaikovsky - Piano Trio, Cello Sonata (with Haik Kazazyan and Christopher Marwood)

 

"...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).

 

"An interesting byway of 20th-century Soviet chamber music... The Piano Trio is given a persuasive performance" (Mark Pullinger, Gramophone).

Toccata Classics, TOCC0327

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).

Northern Flowers, NF/PMA 99113/114

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)

Grand Piano GP716

Boris Tchaikovsky  -  Sonata for Two Pianos (with Dmitry Korostelyov), Sonata for Violin and Piano (with Marina Dichenko).

 

"There is plenty of good music to be heard here [...]. Definitely recommended." (Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review )

 

Naxos 8.573207

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

 

Northern Flowers, NF/PMA 99106/107

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)

Outstanding Release 

(International Record Review).

Toccata Classics, TOCC0046

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

Naxos, 8.55780

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)

Albany Records, TROY749

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)

Toccata Classics, TOCC0076

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)

Naxos, 8557727

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).

Thu

24

Oct

2019

Three times Winner of "Pure Sound" Award!

On October 23, 2019 the final ceremony of "Pure Sound" Award.took place  at "Novaya Opera" hall in Moscow, and the Award winners were announced.

It was the 1st Award for best audio recordings of Russian classical (academic) music.

Olga Solovieva became three-times Winner of the 1st Prize:

  • Boris Tchaikovsky’s music for cello for the recordings with Haik Kazazyan and Christopher Marwood (CD issued by Naxos) - in chamber music nomination
  • Alexey Stanchinsky’s piano music (CD to be issued by Grand Piano) - in solo instrumental nomination
  • Nikolay Myaskovsky’s songs with baritone Ilya Kuzmin (to be issued next year) - in chamber-vocal nomination.

In addition, Olga also took 2nd place for Vissarion Shebalin’s violin&piano recordings with Sergey Kostylev (CD issued by Toccata Classics).

So, Olga took more awards than any other musician

The list of winners: http://sound-pure.com/participants

Wed

09

Oct

2019

To the memory of Alexey Stanchinsky (Smolensk, Logachyovo, Novospasskoe)

The events dedicated to Alexey Stanchinsky took place from 6 to 8 October, 2019 in Smolensk Region. On October 6 there was the concert at Smolensk Philharmony: Olga played the Esquisses by Alexey Stanchinsky, and two cello sonatas by Sergey Rachmaninov and Yuri Kochurov (with cellist Dmitrii Khrychev).

On October 7 Olga gave the master-class for young musicians at the Glinka Musical School in Smolensk.

On October 8 Olga participated at the ceremony of the stone opening in the place of Stanchinsky's house in Logachyovo, and played few Esquisses by Alexey Stanchinsky in the Glinka House-Museum in Novospasskoe.

 

Подробнее см. в публикации Ольги Сурковой (Смоленская газета).