Known as an innovative, original pianist, Carol Lian has followed an unusual path in her career as a concert artist. Always a risk-taker,she has explored new directions and challenged herself and her audiences through innovative programming and dynamic collaborations.
Duncan Heining writes: Carol Lian is a hugely gifted classical pianist...what strikes immediately is the quality of the pianist's touch snd the way in which this(the Schumann pieces) opens out and makes these pieces relevent today. However, the 12 improvisations that follow are equally vital. Read the entire review at:
Carol Lian's interpretations of 19th century composer Robert Schumann's music on this CD is stunning- as if the composer himself were speaking directly to the listener. Her own improvisations --- the music is spontaneous; nothing is written down,--- are imaginatively lyrical and compelling, putting the listener into a beautiful world
where the colorful piano sounds seem orchestral.
" ... rare stylistic perfection,strong artistic temperament". ---' Alla Ribalta/ Bologna ,Italy
Please go to Carol Lian's website: www.carollianpiano.com