Carol Lian is known as an innovative, original pianist, receiving considerable critical acclaim for her exceptional ability to cross the lines between the performance and interpretation of classical repertoire as well as performing improvisations in her own style . These improvisations are spontaneous works which critics have lauded as lyrical, original, fascinating and intriguing, remarking that she convincingly blends various traditions without lapsing into mere eclecticism.
These spontaneous 9 improvisations were inspired by 13th century poet Dante\'s masterpiece The Inferno, an intense and moving human drama and story of a man\'s way through the infinite torment of Hell in his search for Paradise.
Lian\'s captivating performance takes you on a journey through music that somehow leaves you changed,and wanting to listen again and again.
In Lian\'s words,\" I was so overwhelmed with the power of
Dante\'s poetry, his ability to communicate sensory, visual and emotional thoughts with such directness,honesty ,and simplicity, that the unexplained reaction to this was the
9 improvisations as a tribute to his remarkable art.