Concert Review – Alice Sara Ott at the Barbican

ASO Concert Reviews

Tim Ashley, The Guardian
“The soloist, replacing Lang Lang at short notice, was Alice Sara Ott, who gave the kind of gawp-inducing bravura performance of which legends are made.”

Colin Anderson, Classical Source
“She was grand and rhetorical (without forcing), lyrical (without cloying), glittering (without bling), fiery (but not of the flamethrower variety) and loving (without smothering), exploiting an affecting range from dramatically potent to caressing. ”
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Chopin Complete Waltzes album review

Chopin Complete Waltzes album review

ASO Album Reviews

Bryce Morrison, Gramophone
“Only just out of her teens, she leaves you to marvel at her instinct for Chopin’s poetic ambiguity, his alternating melancholy and exuberance, his ultra-Slavonic hope and despair, her playing backed by the sheen of an immaculate technique and pianism.”
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Liszt 12 Etudes album review

Liszt: 12 Etudes d’exécution transcendante album review

ASO Album Reviews

Geoff Brown, The Times
“The Liszt… is a technical triumph. Her fingers are never afraid. They clarify the multiple strands in the most complex furies of Mazeppa. They fade away with sighing beauty at the close of Ricordanza. Between these extremes, Ott finds many of the emotional states that these Transcendental Etudes demand . . .”
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