Martin Hoffmeister from MDR Kultur reviews Sophie Pacini’s newest album “In Between”
“One has clearly heard that this German-Italian pianist in her mid- 20’s, has already all the pianistic means at her disposal to bring this complex, this emotionally charged music into form. It needs many tones, nuances and shades of colour, a touch of culture and finesse, where one must play flexibly, master the art of rubato, and of course one must not allow oneself to be torn away from this seductive music, or fall into mannerisms.
Pacini handles all this masterfully; technically she is sublime beyond any doubt. Her spectrum of expression between madcap ride, forced access, mystical immersion, poetically soaked melancholy and contemplation is groundbreaking. I must say: for me she is the ideal instrumentation when it comes to the piano repertoire of the 19th century.”
Review Martin Hoffmeister