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    Critical acclaim for Grieg Piano Works, CHRCD067

    "Captivating disc...Gavric possesses what I can only describe as a beautiful musical personality" Editor's Choice   Gramophone Read full review here
    "Gavric delivers an electrifying performance" BBC Music Magazine Read full review here
    "Ivana Gavrić here offers a much wider perspective in playing that is instinctively attuned to the moods and shades of the music." The Telegraph Read full review here

    Critical acclaim for ‘From the street’, Champs Hill Records CHRCD026

    "it's hardly surprising that Gavric offers hypnotically compelling accounts of the two Janacek works... After that, the first of Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales provides a welcome sense of exuberance though Gavric really excels in the more reflective dances filled with sensuous harmonies ... Likewise, she delivers poetic and marvellously voiced playing in the slow movement of Prokofiev's Second Piano Sonata." BBC Music Magazine, December 2011
    "the most impressive performance is that of Prokofiev's Second Sonata. Gavric's is, without question, the greatest and most revelatory performance of this extraordinarily original work I have ever heard. She is superlative here... She moulds an extraordinarily impressive statement on the composer's behalf, which one could wait many years to hear, raising the stature of this work considerably. Her Ravel is on a similar level of excellence - beautifully expressive, driven by a sure understanding of what this music is about ...A most impressive recital disc, outstandingly well recorded" (Outstanding) International Record Review, December 2011 Read full review here
    "Ivana Gavric follows up her acclaimed debut disc with another well-imagined programme that embraces a variety of works all composed in the very early years of the 20th century... She highlights the Gallic taste and style of Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales and relishes the challenges and vibrant originality of Prokofiev's Second Sonata. All in all, a highly appealing recital." The Daily Telegraph, September 2011
    "in both the Sonata and the miniatures of On an Overgrown Path she shows the same careful grading of Janácek's textures, and perfect judgment of mood and manner that made her earlier performance so convincing." The Guardian, September 2011
    "The intimacy, finely honed nuance, conversational flow and subtle underlining of the composer's harmonic surprises that Gavric brings to each of the short pieces comprising On an Overgrown Path prove more memorable still." Gramophone, December 2011
    "'On An Overgrown Path' in particular is absolutely mesmeric. The remaining works on the disc, by Ravel and Prokofiev, are played with a marvellous spontaneity and free-wheeling virtuosity that captures perfectly their varying moods. A hugely impressive release." The Big Issue, November 2011
    "The performances have clarity, subtlety and beautifully fluid phrasing... there’s a keen intelligence at work, as well as formidable technique.” The Times, September 2011

    Critical acclaim for debut recording ‘In the Mists’ for Champs Hill Records CHRCD009

    "her playing is altogether of an extraordinary calibre." BBC Music Magazine, January 2011 Read full review here
    "[Ivana Gavrić] is developing into one of the most important young pianists to have emerged in recent years... superbly played, with a poetry and refinement rarely encountered these days, either on or off a disc. There is no doubt in my mind that this CD could well mark the beginning of an outstanding international recording career: playing of this quality does not come along every day. Above all, Ivana Gavrić is a true musician." (Outstanding) International Record Review, October 2010 Read full review here
    "a hugely impressive CD... Gavrić commands a wonderfully wide range of keyboard colour. This is very high-class Schubert playing indeed." Andrew Clements, The Guardian, January 2011 Read more here
    "one of the most interesting and assured debuts on disc in 2010" Andrew McGregor on CD Review, BBC Radio 3
    “a particularly poignant account of Janáček’s In the Mists. Her taste, lyrical allure and tonal glow suit Liszt’s Three Petrarch Sonnets well... beautifully expressed” The Daily Telegraph, August 2010 Read full review here
    “Gavric’s playing throughout is notable for its beautiful sound, musical integrity and introspection.” Gramophone, November 2010 Read full review here
    “Gavric seems drawn to the points at which sunshine and shadow converge... the phrasing carefully considered and imaginatively voiced.” The Independent on Sunday, August 2010 Read full review here
    “A velvety touch, unerring sense of tempo and phrasing... a compelling recital” Classical Music Magazine Read full review here

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    Acclaim for Wigmore Hall Showcase Recital, November 2013

    "The young British pianist presented a truly outstanding recital at Wigmore Hall... She opened with a superfine account of Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales, the music's lightness, poetry and elegance being admirably conveyed." Robert Matthew Walker, Musical Opinion Read full review here

    Acclaim for Washington DC Debut, October 2013

    "After surfacing from her deep and much-acclaimed immersion in the music of Czech composer Leos Janacek a couple of years ago, the British pianist Ivana Gavric embarked on a new journey, this one into the music of Edvard Grieg. She was so intent on understanding the Norwegian composer that she even traveled to see the landscapes that inspired him — and the results were strikingly clear in her impressive, insightful U.S. debut Sunday at the Phillips Collection, where Grieg and Janacek formed the core of a program that linked late romanticism to 20th-century modernism." Washington Post Read full review here

    Acclaim for The Gilmore Festival Rising Stars Series USA recital, October 2013

    "Second in the Gilmore Rising Stars Series this season was Ivana Gavric, gifted Sarajevo-born pianist who charmed a jammed Wellspring Theater audience Sunday afternoon. Unassailable technique and appealing stage presence earned her appreciative listeners." M Live Read full review here

    Acclaim for Kings Place Festival, September 2011

    "As demonstrated in her recent recording of the sonata From the Street, Gavric has Janacek's music completely under her fingers: the plaintiveness, irascibility, humour and turbulence. There's a quality to her sound, something peppery, dark and candid" The Independent
    "the kaleidoscopic Violin Sonata, where Gavric and Thomas Gould sailed in splendour through its multiple moods, aggressive, hushed, folksy, or forlorn. Gavric shone best in the two-movement torso of the 1905 Piano Sonata, moulding its Czech- flavoured rhythms and motifs with a natural kick or easy flow, according to the moment. Fiery drama wasn’t forgotten, but nothing shrieked to excess." The Times

    Acclaim for Wigmore Hall debut, 15 July 2010

    “She stamped her character on the evening from the off with a kaleidoscopic performance of Bartók's Suite, Op 14. There's a colloquial ease to Gavrić's way with the Sprechstimme-like Eastern European melodies of Janácek, Bartók and the Prokofiev Sonata in D minor, Op 14; she has the musical equivalent to the gift of the gab... In the Rachmaninov she showed a different side: Gavrić the singer and poet. What a line she spun... Gavrić has a great career ahead of her, of that there is no doubt.” Theartsdesk
    “Gavrić managed beautifully the sombre ‘orchestral’ colouring with drum rolls and trombone accents implied... In gesture as well as texture this music came from yet another space and the recitalist proved as well attuned to it as to everything else on her programme.” Musical Opinion

    Acclaim for Janacek Festival, The Forge, 4-6 February 2011

    "a highly enjoyable and fascinating mini-festival held in the intimate and acoustically pristine surrounds of The Forge. Gavrić matches her communicative pianistic technique to her endearing presence: a winning combination. One of the Festival’s highlights was Gavrić’s solo recital in which she performed Janáček’s three main piano works: the Piano Sonata 1.X.1905, the cycle On an Overgrown Path, and In the Mists. Gavrić found special delight of the radiant colours she drew from the piano: gentle touch, ability to delve into the inner life of the sound, to play from the heart, and, at times, to deliver a more robust dramatic and forthright projection. She was immersed in Janáček’s style, especially the folk elements, and the emphasis of dissonance in the melody to add poignancy. Compelling pianistic artistry... This was a fascinating weekend of discovery that attracted large audiences and whetted one’s appetite for more." Classical Source Read full review here

    Features

    Features

    Read Ivana's Musician's Diary Entry for the Gramophone Magazine December 2011.
    Ivana is featured as ‘Rising Star’ in the BBC Music Magazine’s December 2010 issue.
    Ivana is featured as Gramophone’s ‘One to watch’ in the September 2010 issue.