Exquisite control and amazing agility – Prokofiev suits Tsybuleva’s interpretative characteristics like a glove.
Tsybuleva reveals deep empathy for the hushed anguish cocooned in the heart of Brahms. Passionate, exquisite, hypnotic.
Every magical note of Tsybuleva’s performance held the audience spellbound by her artistry.
Tsybuleva’s playing exudes poise from the outset. She plays with real lightness and the resulting clarity is revelatory without being analytical in the Pollini sense. The result is positively illuminating, finding profound beauty and tenderness.
Poetic lyricism, combining geniality with grace.
Clearly a sensitive soul…she knows how to float long, lyrical lines with a cushioned singing tone, and how to blend rippling passagework with the orchestra… a fine artist in the making.
Tsybuleva’s Debussy is an inspired vision, full of great sonic beauty.
Tsybuleva captivated the audience: full pianistic command and overwhelming virtuosity, coupled with astonishing naturalness. This was an evening of profound artistic relevance.
Pianist sparks cheers
In Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto – considered one of the most difficult pieces in piano literature – Anna Tsybuleva faced the mighty cascades of laments and gigantic leaps that the composer demands with great composure. The highlight of the evening was her large solo performance of the first movement. Tsybuleva was celebrated with righteous storms of applause from the packed hall.
Music for the Brave
Anna Tsybuleva infected the audience with her own enthusiasm for Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2. What can often only be perceived as an overlay of weird sounds becomes an expression of clear, convincing emotions in her interpretation – emotions that can stir and unsettle, but above all grab and carry you away.
Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 occupies a special place in Tsybuleva’s repertoire. Once you hear the first notes, you will understand why. It doesn’t matter whether it’s contrasting timbres, somber ostinatos or astounding harmonies, she succeeds in embedding everything in a natural musical logic that inspires even reserved skeptics.
Ecstatic interplay between soloist and orchestra
Tsybuleva interpreted Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto with astonishing sovereignty. She successfully combined enormous technical skills with a nuanced richness of timbre. Like a pianistic whirlwind, she swept across the entire range of the piano. Her outstanding motor skills were showcased to the full and breathtaking throughout. The finale escalated to monstrous orchestral language which was captured by Tsybuleva in all its dazzling brilliance. She earned rightful jubilation from the packed concert hall, who demanded an encore.