Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Alexandra Conunova
BBT Fellowship 2016

Alexandra Conunova - Press

Prokofiev Violin Sonatas on Aparte
with Michail Lifits piano

“Faultless, colourful readings in one of the finest recordings of the year… Her new recording impresses from the start, with a meticulous attention to detail in her colouring of the mysterious opening phrases of the First Sonata… Technique sounds faultless too.”
Matthew Rye, The Strad, October 2018

“This recording reveals her as a major artist… in terms of both technical assurance and interpretative daring. Conunova grabbed my attention from the first bars of Prokofiev’s First Sonata, employing a hoarse, beseeching tone and giving each repetition of the inital shivering, semitone motif its own meaningful inflection.  Remarkably, she and Lifits sustain this level of involvement and imagination … I cannot recommend their freshly considered, vividly recorded interpretations highly enough.”
Andrew Farach-Cotton, Gramophone, August 2018

“Alexandra Conunova is highly attuned to this music and she has a fabulous pianist who understands the dark undertones of the first movement of the first sonata.  Her shadowy yet beautifully haunting sound in the Andante is remarkable… the scampering finale driven by infernal energy.  Michail Lifits again excels, and the rapport between the two is remarkable.”
Colin Clarke, Classical Music Magazine, June 2018