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Elena Riu

  • Composer
  • Pianist


Elena Riu press reviews

"Riu displays a sophisticated range of expression and rhythmic clarity that helps make a strong case for each piece"
Pianist 2005
  “New Quays is London’s unique platform for contemporary keyboard music”
Time Out, 2006
 "It's not often that I put on a CD of new music and find my feet going bananas to the rhythm under my table. But Elena Riuís Salsa Nueva is new music with a difference, whether you call it world music, contemporary music or, as Riu prefers to describe it, 'fusion.'"
Classical Music, 2005
 "This is a compulsory buy for anyone seriously interested in Latin-American music today and the CD alone is terrific listening."
Music Teacher 05
 "Riu's own quirky miniature, in which Latin meets Ligeti; a catchy, ostinato riff alternating between hands with all the tensile, rhythmic concentration of the latter's piano etudes."
Pianist, 2005
 "Suffice it to say that these twenty-two pieces all of them are superbly crafted, often very entertaining and always tuneful and colourful. Needless to say that Elena Riu plays all these pieces with considerable aplomb and obvious enjoyment, also with the wholehearted support of Wilmer Sifontes, which makes this delightful release a joy from first to last. The best thing to do with a disc such as this is to sit down, relax and enjoy"
Music Web International, 2005
 "...Exhilarating boundary-jumping....irresistibly rhythmic"
Martin Hoyle, Time Out 05