GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE, UK
WASHINGTON POST, USA
FONO FORUM MAGAZINE, GERMANY
PREIS DER DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTENKRITIK, BESTENLISTE (Quarterly German Records Critics’ Prize, for Haydn CD)
Recital debuts in Toulouse's internationally renowned festival 'Piano aux Jacobins' and at New York City's Merkin Concert Hall coming up!
Great fall concerts coming up, among them two exciting debuts: On September 25 I will have the honor of giving my recital debut at the prestigious french festival, "Piano aux Jacobins", a renowned festival featuring some of the world's leading concert pianists, as Richard Goode and Elisabeth Leonskaja. Check it out here: https://www.pianojacobins.com/
And on October 12 I will give my recital debut at NYC's famous Merkin Hall, of the Kaufman Music Center, just around the corner from Lincoln Center. This will be the opening concert on their series 'Dialogues'. More information here: https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/mch/event/einav-yarden/
FATHER AND SON album is Nominated for the JAHRESPREIS (Yearly Prize) of the 'Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik' !
Double nomination: On August 27 it was announced that my new Bach CD is nominated for the Jahrespreis - Yearly Prize' of the 'Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik' (German Record Critics' Award), next to only two other current solo piano recordings: https://www.schallplattenkritik.de/jahrespreise/longlist/longlist-jahrespreise-2023
In addition, on July 5 it was announced that my CD was nominated for the 'Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik' (German Record Critics' Award), in the category of piano/fortepiano, along with 2 other CDs in this category:
Hailing review on Germany's RONDO Magazine!
Attila Csampai wrote a hailing and beautifully-written review on Rondo Magazine, published on 17.6.23:
"the stylistic break…comes here to light spectacularly… a fantastically prepared new grand piano by Chris Maene for this, whose parallel stringing positively reinforces the radical clarity of her playing, so that one can hear the extreme dynamic and emotional contrasts and the discontinuous course of C. P.E. Bach's music in skin-deep conciseness. In this way, she also succeeds in illuminating in depth the intellectual wit and constant surprises of this music that boldly looks to the future… But Einav Yarden does not spare the father from her unleashed joy of playing: one has seldom heard his second English Suite so fresh, so cheeky, so lively-motoric, and the Chromatic Fantasy has never sounded so freely improvised. With her, Bach the father sounds so alive and current, as if he were among us, as if one could marvel at him live in the "Café Zimmermann". For the complete review: https://www.rondomagazin.de/kritiken_alle.php