Borletti-Buitoni Trust
BBT Artists Rewarding Musical Excellence
Irina Zahharenkova
BBT Fellowship 2007

Irina Zahharenkova - Press

BBT Project: Scarlatti Sonatas CD on Classical Records 

“… she never succumbs to the danger of romanticizing – the sound of the harpsichord is to be heard in the fluid playing. Her performance instills these pretty little works with joy and the fine nuances bring out the delicate humour and pay heed to the motto which Scarlatti prefaced his sontatas with: ‘Live happily’”
Tageblatt, 2 June 2012

“Without attempting to reproduce the colour and feel of the harpsichord, but finding a specific language, the pianist manages an approach more convincing, full of lightness, but no superficiality.”
La Libre Belgique, May 2012

“Beautifully sculpted pianism with plenty of colour, character and imagination. A very enterprising programme, too: a good number of the sonatas – all of them musically interesting – are relatively unfamiliar.”
Rob Cowan, BBC Radio 3, April 2012.