VICTOR RYABCHIKOV

The word 'poet' and expressions such as 'exquisite touch' are commonly used by reviewers describing the Russian pianist Victor Ryabchikov. Since his first appearance in the West in the early '90s, he has rapidly built up a reputation as a pianist of extraordinary sensitivity and charm.
His recordings, released by BIS, of Mikhail Glinka's complete piano music have received rave reviews around the world. His special contribution in both Russia and the West has been to include in his programmes seldom heard or forgotten works for piano, as well as music of the lesser known Russian romantic composers, although his repertoire as a whole is wide and includes both solo piano music as well as works with orchestra.

Glinka would have been overjoyed by Mr Ryabchikov, a superb musician by anyone's standards and a compelling protagonist."
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, July/August 1999.

"BIS has issued three volumes of the complete piano music of Mikhail Glinka...each has been an eye-(ear) opening disc.
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Nov/Dec 1999

"A great artist in whom one becomes acquainted with moments of true magic."
OUEST FRANCE, FRANCE

"Under his hands the piano cries or sings."
LE DAUPHINÉ LIBERE, FRANCE

"With Victor Ryabchikov, the piano is alive."
NOVI MIR, RUSSIA

"Absolute 'knock 'em dead' virtuosity."
FANFARE