Review, Kronen Zeitung 2017

A Virtuoso Thunder on the Piano. With the innovative B-A-C-H Project, the Brucknertage were enriched with a musical rarity. The Bulgarian pianist Dora Deliyska presented a challenging program by Bach, Shostakovich and Chopin. The four leitmotifs, in each of the tonalities B – A – C – H, created an …

Doppelgänger review – Lynn René Bayley

Entitled Doppelgänger, this CD presents 14 Liszt transcriptions of Schubert songs played by young Bulgarian pianist Dora Deliyska. Unlike so many young virtuosi nowadays, Deliyska has the full measure of the Lisztian or Schubertian style: plenty of rubato, a fluid and flexible musical line, and the kind of luftpausen that …

Leslie Howard Liszt CD Review

  Dr. Leslie Howard, famous for his recordings of all Liszt’s piano works, wrote in London in 2009 about the young musician: ‘Dora Deliyska’s magnificent recording debut with Liszt was distinguished by a thoughtful and tasteful performance: the sound extends from breathtakingly delicate to musically motivated splendour’.

Edwin Baumgartner, Wiener Zeitung

And in the Wiener Zeitung, Edwin Baumgartner remarked on 19 February 2009: “Franz Liszt remains the touchstone for the pianist: the substance of the virtuoso pose needs to be sought, and the background of the gigantic keyboard thunderstorm illuminated. Otherwise, everything remains superficial show. The young Bulgarian Dora Deliyska manages to do …

La voce del Popolo, Triest 2003

“The young musician now displayed all signs of a fully mature artist: technique, intelligence, passion and charm … She plays with a full, honest and warm sound.”