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 this not only in the densely composed B minor Sonata, but also in the Schubert, Paganini and Wagner transcriptions, in which she uses her command of technique merely as a means to an end. And this end is lush, warm colours and living structure”.
“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.”