"The soloist Daniela Hlinková plunges into
sound cascades and re-emerges perfectly well. Again and again she is
adding fresh shades and colours to the comings and goings of the chromatic
confusions (...) She just plays tremendously great music. Over and over
again there begin to bloom melodies, the audience is gently touched
by the sounds of the piano."
"Daniela Hlinková presented herself as an Artist in Residence in an outstanding debut at theKasseler Musiktage Festival. It was not just the whirling passages which impressed. Characteristic was the way she brought to life the tersely-set lines with her fine tonal and rhythmic shading."
"Her Janáček-playing had a daring, yet persuasive
slowness, a yearning which... she so transperantly celebrated with
suddenly appearing brisk passages."
"The great interpretation and the demanding presentation enraptured everybody.
Hlinková conjured up an impressionistic longing, superseded
by a burlesque serenade, finally ending in a playful virtuosity."
"Rarely have I met such an extraordinary
and sensitive artistic personality. I was always fascinated by her individualistic
expression - here is a musician who has something to say and is also
able to do it with great easiness and style."
"Some of the high-ranking and applauded heroes of the music business
would have difficulties with most of the pieces artistically performed
"With superior technique and amazingly
wide variety of dexterity and colour shade she whirled over the keys
and did not shy away from an effective forte."
"It is anger, sorrow, and resignation which mingle in the Piano
Sonata composed by Gideon Klein who died in a Labour Camp in 1945, and
Daniela Hlinkova´s tense playing accurately conveyed the unwieldy as
well as inwardly torn feelings characteristic of this piece of music. Through
a gentle, but at the same time strongly expressive touch she livened
up the lyrical tone of Janáček. Her performance culminated into a grand
finale with the Toccata by Bohuslav Martinů which she presented in
a mightily rolling pathos."
Daniela Hlinková Piano