Quotes from the Press

Georgia Straight (Vancouver, Canada)

“Other festival highlights included … the Vancouver debut of Bulgarian pianist Tzenka Dianova…. Take note of that name, for her flawless rendition of György Ligeti’s fiendishly eclectic Musica Ricercata indicates that we have a new master in our midst.” - Alexander Varty

MusicWeb International

“…superbly performed programme of some fascinating music.… [T]he integrity and quality of the performances is beyond question. I’ve enjoyed this enormously, and hope you will too.” - Dominy Clements (from a review of DeConstruction CD)

New Zealand Herald

“Tzenka Dianova, known for her regular concerts of contemporary piano music at the University of Auckland, brought out the poetic pulsing and flecks of hypnotic melody in Philip Glass’ Mad Rush.” - William Dart

Monday Magazine (Victoria, Canada)

“Whether she’s playing John Cage or performing with the Symphony, her concerts are always something to talk about…”

Times Colonist (Victoria, Canada)

“Tzenka Dianova and the Victoria Symphony… gave a performance of total concentration, total commitment and total conviction.”

“In the local contemporary music scene Tzenka Dianova has been creating something of a stir this last year, with electrifying performances in the Tic.Toc Festival and with the UVic Sonic Arts Lab.”

“Spectacular pianism.…”

Deryk Barker, music critic

“Dianova’s technique is staggering… an astonishing performance… exalted….”

“Compelling pianist brings the house to its feet…Tzenka Dianova gave the work (Ichianagi’s Piano Media) a compelling, mesmerizing performance, which brought the house to its feet….”

Culture magazine (Sofia, Bulgaria)

“Tzenka Dianova’s performance revealed true depth of thought and feeling and exquisite sense of sound and nuance…. (The) audience could feel that contemporary music is not an experiment, nor is it an elitist caprice; it is something live, happening here and now…”