Eva  Maria  Doroszkowska

4th May 2012

Northwood House, Isle of Wight

Piano Recital

I loved the pieces by Rameau, a composer I should obviously take more interest in - his melodies seem familiar - as if they provided inspiration for future generations. The highlight of the first half was undoubtedly the Beethoven. I had this strange vision that the spirit of Beethoven passed in through the front windows to perch on the left centre end of the front row to observe - and approve - of your playing. Never have I heard such contrasting moods between each of the three movements - superb. You clearly enjoy Chopin, once showing an almost impish quality to beckon us forward to discover the secret pleasures of playing on the black keys. I confess I am no fan of Liszt's transcriptions or twentieth century composers like Dvarionas but you prove me wrong to be so dismissive - all that is required is a pianist who can pour her soul into the music to make it come alive. Finally your interpretation of Chopin's Ballade was so fresh and original that I had to search my music collection to confirm that was the piece you played - it is an omission from your excellent CD.


One of my favourite works by Chopin is his second piano sonata - in particular the third movement. Rather like yogis when they rub their hands together and then draw them apart concentrating on intensifying the heat so it fills the gap between them, Chopin almost dares the pianist to play the third movement as slowly as possible, filling it with passion and feeling whilst maintaining the integrity of the music. I notice it isn't in your repertoire. That is a shame - I should love to hear you play it.

Lindsay Davis


Isle of Wight County Press

Playing was not only technically brilliant but sensitive to the idiom of the music which covered 2 centuries from Bach to Grainger. The greatest stylistic contrast was between the first two items, the A flat Prelude and Fugue with the powerful serenity of its four-voice fugue and the slightly overblown “Sturm and Drang “ of Beethoven’s Appasionata Sonata Op 57, which was a fine sound but a different species of musical animal not to be met on a dark night.

It was good to hear Etudes 1 and 3 from Szymanowski’s set of four, Op.4 because the freshness of the writing was matched by the sparkling quality of the playing.

Best of all in the recital was Liszt’s Les Jeux D’Eaux a La Villa d’Este: a wonderful piece of descriptive writing.

Jack Jones


Teresa Waskowska


3 July 2016

Jazz Cafe, POSK, London

Piano Recital

4 May 2017

2017 Gala Recital Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes.

The Polish warship at the Isle of Wight, BBC