Katya Apekisheva makes her solo ONYX debut with the work that brought the house down at her recent recital in London’s Wigmore Hall. Katya has appeared on disc for ONYX accompanying Maxim Rysanov, ONYX4033 Brahms Viola, and regularly performs with Jack Liebeck and Natalie Clein.
“Apekisheva certainly takes nothing for granted and brings several individual touches to Pictures...As a whole, though, Apekisheva's interpretation comes across as over-calculating and deliberate...Generally Apekisheva is more successful with Shostakovich's Preludes...The virtuosic numbers sparkle, and Apekisheva demonstrates, compared with her Pictures, a more subtle musicianship.”
“the whole performance [of Pictures] has a sweep and structure that is utterly compelling. The 24 Shostakovich Preludes...make surprisingly apt companions...Apekishiva handles all their lyrical, parodic and virtuoso (try No. 5) aspects with sensitivity and aplomb by turns.”
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