“…Tamara Stefanovich brings Vassos Nicolaou’s weird and wonderful soundworld to life with vivid precision.”
Etudes & Frames, performed by Tamara Stefanovich, received an outstanding review in BBC Music Magazine, March 2023 Issue!
“Whether it is the desperate upward scurrying in ‘Anodos’ or the complex inner voicing – using both sustain and sostenuto pedals – of ‘Point de jonction’, Tamara Stefanovich brings Vassos Nicolaou’s weird and wonderful soundworld to life with vivid precision.
Few can match Stefanovich’s capabilities when it comes to modern repertoire, except, perhaps, her partner Pierre-Laurent Aimard. He makes a guest appearance on this album in Frames, a four-hand piece commissioned by Klavier-Festival Ruhr to mark the couple’s wedding in 2017. Stefanovich and Aimard, who often perform together, create pianistic vignettes; the tinkling, upper-octave theme references their then-young son.“Review by Claire Jackson
Read the full review HERE.