Kirill Zaborov in the media
Praise for the CD Prokofiev & Zaborov by pianist Jenny Lin (Steinway & Sons, 2017)
Zaborov’s music here are all miniatures that tend to merge together into one long suite of works that are both modern and melodic in their contrapuntal ingenuity. In Nine Variations on the theme by Dmitri Shostakovich he uses an accompaniment to a hymn Shostakovich wrote in 1932. Each variation represents an emotional aspect of his grandfather’s life. It’s lovely music filled with emotion, sorrow and fond remembrances.
25 mai 2017.
"Dix Apparitions are Zaborov miniatures all under two minutes. Some strike as virtuosic studies of counterpoint while others have an
improvisational quality with echoes of Russian romanticism appearing and vanishing. Those are followed by Zaborov’s brooding Suite “Entrelacs” with dark, introspective episodes, played in sonorous intensity by Lin."
Lewis J. Whittington
ConcertoNet.com, The Classical Music Network,
May 20, 2017.
Praise for the CD Dialogue: Scriabin / Zaborov by pianist Laurence Oldak (Outhere, 2015)
Rodolphe Bruneau-Boulmier and Emilie Munera
France Musique (France)
En pistes! April 17, 2015
La matinale de musiq'3 May 6, 2015
France Inter (France)
Classic avec Dessay June 19, 2015
Eighth Apparition by Kirill Zaborov
Radio Notre Dame
France Musique (France)
Notes du traducteur June 27, 2015
"Zaborov seems to have an ideal place in this program. With movement titles borrowed from baroque music, the Medicis Suite is timeless. It already sounds like a classic, a bridge between yesterday and today."
"When music is in dialogue: impressions!", Stéphane Godet’s blog,
May 16 and June 29, 2016.
"In the eighth appearance, there is a celestial sweetness, close to the fourth of Scriabin's four studies, op. 42, which Laurence Oldak offers in a game of infinite tenderness that exalts the beauty of singing... Kirill Zaborov was inspired by visual as well as sonic perceptions, which brings to mind his predecessor [Scriabin], but the variety of climates he offers is very personal and sometimes speaks more directly to us, probably because they are closer to us."
Article on CD Dialogue and interview with Laurence Oldak
Le Piano bleu (The Blue Piano),
June 9, 2015.
"Laurence Oldak gave a recital in the prestigious Salle Gaveau. This eminent pianist who brilliantly interpreted an interesting program, that linked, in a surprisingly organic and logical way, works by Chopin and Scriabin to the "Ten Apparitions" by Kirill Zaborov. In this romantic composition, the composer expresses in an inspired way an intimate world of bright hopes and poetic dreams. The musical aesthetic and style of K. Zaborov,’s composition, which resonate with L. Oldak’s pianistic impulse and interpretation style, were given a refined interpretation at this concert.
"В престижном Зале Гаво состоялся сольный концерт Лоранс Ольдак. Выдающаяся пианистка блистательно исполнила интересную программу. Произведения Шопена и Скрябина удивительно логично и органично были связаны с «Десятью видениями» Кирилла Заборова. В этом романтическом сочинении талантливый композитор вдохновенно выразил интимный мир светлых надежд и поэтический грез. Музыкальная эстетика и композиционная стилистика К.Заборова, очень созвучная пианистическим устремлениям и исполнительскому темпераменту Л.Ольдак, получила в концерте изысканную интерпретацию."
"Laurence Oldak pays tribute to the music of Kirill Zaborov"
The musical section. Moscow-Europe,
26 March 2016.