Press Reviews

        Music Magazines, Music Critics, Radio Stations and Artists about Iskra Mantcheva

“...In the Sixth Sonata by Prokofiev, a grandiose musical composition, Iskra Mantcheva reached a level of interpretation which only the greatest artists achieve...”
                                                                             Newspaper Continent - Sofia/96

“...Iskra Mantcheva plays with a marvellous composure and concentration. Her level of pianism is perfect, her great virtuosity entralls, delights, fills with admiration
                                                                              The National Radio Sofia / 97

“... Iskra Mantcheva is clearly a very gifted musician. She displays a softer profile and a very interesting range of tonality, a style that suits her material as well, although Chistoff gives plentiful pyrotechnics to deal with...”
                                                                             Peter Burwasser
                                                                             Fanfare May/ June / 97 New York, USA

”… Iskra Mantcheva interprets Prokofiev’s music in a brilliant way. She has a special good understanding of the specific details. The great challenge in Prokofiev`s music - the bizarre harmonies and rhythm - she performs marvellously...”
                                                                                Kjell Bækkelund
                                                                                Kulturelt Perspektiv 8/99 Norway

“... Iskra Mantcheva approached the Sonatas in a highly personal and contemporary manner, comprising of bright and articulate sound, strictly marked rhythm, rich timbre effects and contrasts - typical for the contemporary pianism.
                                                                                Professor Dr. Ljubomir Dinolov
                                                     National Radio Sofia – Music chronicle/2000

“...In “Romeo and Juliet” by Prokofiev, Iskra Mantcheva plays with a great energy and beautiful poetry. Wonderful pianisticlal talent !!!...”
                                                                                             Otto Graf
                                                                      Musikkpedagogen 3 /02 Norway

“... Iskra Mantcheva is a very interesting artist, warm, temperamental and extremely sensitive with the ability to share with the public. This gives her a great register to play on...”
                                                                                Wenche Helgesen 2003 Norway


“... Stormfull applause for Iskra Mantchevas recital! The colourfulness and richness of contrasts in “Pictures at an exhibition” by Mussorgsky, a big challenge for the pianist was performed with full control from the first to the last tone. What a marvellous presentation!...”
                                                                                 Bjorn Gjerstrøm 2005 Norway