Janina Fialkowska has once again been nominated for Canada’s prestigious JUNO award. Her most recent disc ‘Schubert’ on ATMA is in the category Classical Album of the Year/ solo or chamber ensemble for this years awards.
Praise from the press for ‘Schubert’
… with an unerring sense of architecture and responsiveness to Schubert´s innately unstable moods. Hers is a quiet kind of pianism that doesn’t shout “look at me” yet yields more rewards than many more interventionist players … “Naturalness” is the word that comes to mind time and again … similar story with the D935 Impromptus … what Fialkowska delights in is a clarity of narrative … but once again Fialkowska lets the music speak for itself, and that brings its own rewards …
Gramophone, Harriet Smith, June 2016
… This week, more perfection from a national treasure: the pianist Janina Fialkowska … perfect combination of grace and virtuosity … an artist who thinks deeply and cares deeply about every piece that she plays … accomplishing seemingly superhuman feats with her technique …a humility in her approach that says, “this is not about me.”
CBC, April 2016
Further info on the disc can be found here