• "Her renderings of Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann cannot be described as anything other than consummate.[...] Her early reputation as one of the absolutely towering instrumentalists of the new generation, enthusiastically supported by Martha Argerich, the grande dame of the piano, was most impressively proven by Sophie Pacini in Ludwigshafen." Gabor Halasz, Die Rheinpfalz, Nov 13, 2012
  • "Given her youth, the phenomenal maturity of Sophie Pacini’s depth of expression is impressive.[...] Sophie Pacini loves the inspired moment of fulfilment. Now and then, time seems to stand still for her." Bernd Aulich, Recklinghäuser Zeitung, Nov 17, 2012
  • "Pacini blended a pianissimo as clear as a bell with thundering fortissimo as well as great emotional outbursts with serene vignettes and more peaceful melody forming a new, magical, sound experience of this dynamic and inherently contradictory sonata. (Beethoven's "Waldstein" Sonata)" Dr. Peter Müller, Neue Presse Coburg, Oct 24, 2012
  • "[...] There is not a moment when Pacini is not absolutely confident and in control. Even the most virtuoso runs come easily to her, giant leaps appear like effortless bounds. [...]" Thilo Braun,Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, Nov 17, 2012
  • "[...] The original aural experience was turned by the subsequent enchanting playing into a romantic beauty. Like a softly babbling spring, the piano responded to a limpid flute and wafting violins. Mysteriously scintillating, richly-contrasting playing with furious emotional outbursts and velvet-soft, quiet moments. [...]" Helmut Voith, Schwäbische Zeitung, Oct 14, 2013

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Clarity and an enhanced gift of observation

""More light” – the final request of Goethe – seldom penetrated the reputed half-light of the romantic repertoire more than it does in this recording.[…] Expression of feeling never becomes an end in itself for her: everything remains play, art, contemplation; surprising and illuminating at every moment." Read more

Wst., Neue Zürcher Zeitung, CD review (Schumann, Liszt), August 9, 2013

Pacini’s enchanting playing

„[…]Time and again the technical perfection of her attack is astounding, but also the wealth of colour of her expressivity[…] With her outstanding playing, Sophie Pacini has proven that she can penetrate the soul of the music with creative force.“ Read more

Willibald Schenk, Weilburger Tageblatt, June 17, 2013

Upcoming events:


Wiesbaden Kurhaus
Solo Rezital
Werke von Chopin
When: Wed August 10


Tonhalle Zürich
L.v.Beethoven: Klavierkonzert Nr.4 G-Dur op.58
Tonhalle Orchester Zürich
Ltg.: Lionel Bringuier
When: Wed August 31


Wolfsburg Theater
Staatsorchester Braunschweig
Ltg. Ariel Zuckermann
Beethoven Klavierkonzert Nr.4 G-Dur op.58
When: Mon September 5 - Tue September 6


Podcasts (in German)

"Chopin in dark pastel colours" - BR Klassik

Sophie Pacini's new CD "Chopin" is rbb's CD of the Week

Sophie Pacini on rbb's Kulturradio, Aug 4, 2014 - host: Frank Schmid

In July 2014, Sophie Pacini’s new CD was released on CAvi Music. It contains only Chopin: Ballade No. 4 F minor, the Nocturnes E-flat major, B-flat minor, D-flat major, C-sharp minor, C minor, Scherzo No.2, Fantaisie-Impromptu and Polonaise-Fantaisie.