Svetlana Belsky / Press

"an extraordinary performance," "Over and over I was astounded," "Belsky does not miss any of the excitement," "She also uses a huge dynamic range from barely audible to thunderous -- very much in keeping with the work."

Harrington - American Record Guide

“Outstanding performance on Friday’s PianoForte Salon Series! Thanks to you, we had one of our biggest, most enthusiastic audiences ever... I’m sure audiences will be talking about it for a long time to come.”

Susan Heiserman, Artistic Director - PianoForte Foundation

“What a marvelous concert and extraordinary playing... [your performance of ] The Rite of Spring" was wild and eclectically delicious!”

Laurie Willets, Artistic Director - T. Daniel Productiions

“a lively and engaging program”

Hattiesburg American

"Amoroso" from Prokofiev's ballet "Cinderella" painted pretty textures and featured a marvelously slow crescendo that built up to glorious, big sound... In the performance of (Vladimir Leyetchkiss' transcrpition of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring) there was lots to like. Belsky had sharp contrasts between a very light touch and a big, hard sound. She realized the harsh yet invigorating music with crispness and precision. And she knows how to make raucous sound ravishing."

M. L. Rantala - Hyde Park Herald

“Your performances were extraordinary both for their musical insight and for their quality... every work was performed with confidence and elan.”

Jon Becker - Arts & Education Consultant

“Thank you for playing your program of Busoni compositions... for our ... concert. Your engaging style while introducing the works made for a delightful and informative afternoon.”

Marie Alatalo, Artistic Director - Mostly Music

"... a passionate pianist and scholar...Big and bold music meeting big and bold performance."

“I really enjoyed hearing your program on the radio. Your tone quality, control, clarity and balance were wonderful. It was a majestic and magical performance.”

Julie Lovison, President - Chicago Area Music Teachers Association

"Stunning... emotional vitality and incredible attention to detail"

Listener Review (Svetlana Belsky plays Schumann, Bach and more CD) - CDBaby.com

"Your concert drew nothing but praise from our audience... As always it is a true musical event when we have you at our concert series."

Steve Gianni, Program Director - Fine Arts Fall (Northbrook, IL)

"... your many activities, and your writing, and your playing--all of it a tribute to you and your brilliant gifts, and your passionate love for the music!"

Ann Schein - noted pianist and pedagogue

"...a simply divine performance..."

Chicago Maroon

"A well thought out program performed with flair by a woman who has some claim to call herself Ms. Bach-Busoni."

concert review - Lakefront Outlook