Martina Filjak, pianist
Recitals in Barcelona and Hannover
Martina's recital at the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, of works by Soler, Berio, Bartók, Prokofiev and Balakirev, was well received by audience and critics alike. One reviewer wrote that “The elegant and subtly sophisticated pianist displays a prodigious technique and tremendous power combined with profound sensitivity and expressive musicality, qualities rarely savoured in artists performing today, including many big names being promoted by the most prestigious record labels.”Martina’s matinée recital for the Chopin Gesellschaft Hannover won equally warm and positive feedback.
A Recital in California
Following Martina Filjak’s recital of works by Brahms, Chopin, Bartók, Prokofiev, Scriabin and Balakirev at the Ventura (California) Music Festival on May 3, the Ventura County Star wrote that she 'elegantly merged fire and finesse' and predicted that Filjak was ‘clearly an artist destined for a long and fruitful career.' Martina’s interview prior to the recital on KUSC Classical Radio is available at
Martina Performs Grieg Concerto in Massachusetts and Delaware
Martina received standing ovations for her performances of the Grieg Piano Concerto with the New Bedford Symphony Orchestra/David MacKenzie and the Delaware Symphony Orchestra/David Amado. The Delaware Online pqasb.pqarchiver.com described her performance as “the evening’s highlight .”
Martina Appears on WBGH’s Live from Fraser
Martina visited WGBH's Fraser Studio in Boston this month for a performance (Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat, KV 333, Scriabin’s Prelude and Nocturne for the Left Hand, Op. 9 and Balakirev’s Islamey) and conversation with host Cathy Fuller. The program can be streamed through
Martina’s First CD for Naxos is Released
Martina Filjak's first album for Naxos, featuring 15 sonatas of Padre Antonio Soler, has been released!
Rachmaninov concerto with the Akron Symphony and Christopher Wilkins
After Martina 's performance of Rachmaninov's 2nd piano concerto with the Akron Symphony and their Music Director Christopher Wilkins on March 5th , the Cleveland Classical brought a rave review : ' As she softly began the Moderato, she instantly captured the audience's attention not only by what she played but also by the grace with which she performed. It is obvious that Filjak has complete mastery of her instrument....What Filjak pulled from the keys was a sensual performance and her stage presence was mesmerizing ' . The entire review can be read here :
Performances in Vermont and Idaho
As a preview of her recital in Burlington , Vermont , Martina Filjak gave a live performance and an interview on the Vermont Public Radio which can be streamed on the following link :
Described by the Idaho Statesman as ' one of the fastest rising piano stars ' at the end of her US tour in March Martina Filjak gave 3 performances of Brahms' 1st Piano concerto inside 24 hours accompanied by the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra and their Music Director Robert Franz .
Debut and Premiere with the Deutsche Radio Philharmonie and Christoph Poppen
After two recitals in South Tyrol in Italy in the beginning of February , with works by Mozart , Liszt , Schumann and Balakiriew , the press reported on Filjak 's 'strong stage presence ' . The reviewer noted on that occassion : ' The audience could not resist the magnetic influence of this pianist and witnessed a complete symbiosis of a musician and her instrument ... ' .