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Extensive interview in 'Luister Magazine' illustrates the special position of Marietta Petkova in the international world of music.
Presentation of new CD's in Almere
Amsterdam, Thu, 8. Nov 2012On Thursday October 25th 2 new CD's with live recordings made in 2012 in Rotterdam and Almere were presented at the Schouwburg Almere. Recently interviews with Marietta were published in Luister and Lifestyle Magazines.

On Thursday October 25th two new CD's by Marietta Petkova were presented at the Schouwburg in Almere: 2012 LIVE and SONATA, live recordings made earlier this year at De Doelen in Rotterdam and the Schouwburg in Almere, with compositions by Rachmaninov (Études tableaux), Scriabin (Poèmes and Études), Prokovief (Visions fugitives), Liszt (Grande Sonate) and others.
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In an interview with Arjan Peters in the Volkskrant, Marietta once said on Prokovief's Visions fugitives: “The music is a dreamlike journey. Such a frugality in means, without mighty gestures or exaggerated emotions. The composer is a true poet.”
And in an interview in Lifestyle Magazine she declared: “It makes no difference to me whether I play at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, at a small church or simply at home: Inside I always feel the same. Open, without any defense, I give myself completely. That makes me vulnerable, yes. But I have learned to make this very vulnerability my strength.”

“Marietta Petkova's playing has just that extra that raises any score into an unique experience,” writes Paul Janssen in Music Magazine 'Luister' of October/November 2012. “Her concerts are events of utmost concentration, meditation, a shared longing. No empty virtuosity, but a kind of playing that transforms the notes into a personal history. As if the composer takes the musician completely into his confidence for a while and exposes his soul. [....] Marietta lets the happy audience participate in a personal quest, a personal emotion, a personal vision, with the result that after the concert everyone returns home richer, happier and full of joy.”

On Sunday November 18th between 10 and 11 a.m. Marietta will be guest and play live during the AVRO-programme 'Spiegelzaal' on radio 4.

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In De Noordoostpolder of March 17, 2013 Wouter Ruifrok characterizes the concert of the Erasmus Trio in the church of Ems as a worthy conclusion of the season's concert series.
In a review in Leidsch Dagblad of December 31, 2012 Marietta's playing is highly praised for her original approach to music and enchanting way of piano playing.
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