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German press reviews

…She has fire and virtuosity in her fingers. … (Berliner Morgenpost)

…She is certainly a lot more that what is known as the fashionable “Crossover”.… (Der Tagespiegel, Berlin)

…Cecilia Pillado’s style reveals a strong musical personality which successfully blends a strong sense of rhythm, sensitivity in the lyrical passages, and a virtuoso elegance… (Neue Musik Zeitung)

…The focus of her repertoire is Argentinean composers. Here she finds her niche showing her rhythmic strength, her spontaneous temperament, and her sensitivity for sound.… (Die Welt)

…Cecilia Pillado is a name that people will have to know. (Märkische Oderzeitung)

…how idiomatically and with what naturalness and clear characterization she plays her Argentinian recital. That is truly captivating in the most charming way.… (Applaus, Munich)

…Argentinian piano music at first hand… (Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin)

Can something be serious and mischievous at the same time? Does one thing exclude the other? This Argentinean pianist from Italian ancestry effortlessly shows us that Yes! It can be! And thus she captivated the audience at the Philharmonie Kamermusiksaal with ethereal brilliance and sounds which materialized in flighty fragrances. (Berliner Morgenpost)

Cecilia Pillado ist well known in Berlin’s professional circles as a musician of superior quality… (Neue Musikzeitung)

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International press

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…Wonderful though the music was, it couldn’t have had the impact it did on the listeners without Pillado on the piano … The way she used the different gradations of dynamics, softness and loudness, to convey emotional content, often times made you hold your breath… (The Nation, Bangkok)

…This young pianist from Mendoza, playing for the first time at the Colón Theatre with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, offered a well-received solo performance with the second and most difficult of Liszt's concertos. She played with a fluent technique, courage and refined nuances. She was a pleasant discovery for the Buenos Aires audience… (La Nación, Buenos Aires)

…Cecilia Pillado has the necessary charisma to transmit the deepest meaning of music… (The San Juan Star, Puerto Rico)

…Miss Pillado plays with a subtle appreciation of phrasing and rubato and a wide range of tone colour and dynamics, rising to a peak of consummate virtuosity when required… (Bangkok Post, Thailand)

…The young pianist has mastered excellent technique. She has the right personality and courage to undertake difficult works… (La Prensa, Buenos Aires)

…The entire programme shows that this native from Mendoza is more than just a first-class pianist – although that in itself would be reason enough to recommend her. … (Primera Fila Magazine, Argentina)

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Other opinions

…Ms. Pillado possesses a fiery temperament, a searching intellect and a distinctly mature style, which is reflected in her creative repertoire and own compositions… (Martha Argerich)

…The Argentine composers interpreted by Ms. Pillado are a sample of the converging European and American influences which have blended harmoniously in our country. She plays this music with brilliance… (Fernando Taboada, Ambassador of Argentina in Bangkok)

…I think Ms. Pillado has a considerable musical talent, a natural physical gift for the instrument and an exceptional sensitivity… (Daniel Baremboim)

…C. Pillado interprets music with brillant technique and sensitivity, and is one of the very few artists whose specializes in Argentinean music including virtuoso arrangements of traditional tango… (Andrea Celoria, Argentinean Consulate at Los Angeles, USA)

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