Press


Concert and CD reviews

...All told, a marvellous disc...

-MusicWeb International (Fauré Barcarolles, MSR)


...Sally Pinkas gives superbly committed performances...

-BBC Music Magazine (Rochberg CD, Naxos)


...She plays as if every measure were a new revelation...

-The Boston Globe (concert review)


...Beautifully phrased performances, graced with exquisite tone...

-Gramophone (Fauré CD, Music Omnia)


…all served up with exhilarating virtuosity by Pianist Sally Pinkas...

-American Record Guide (Rochberg CD, Gasparo)


...Sally Pinkas has just the right approach to Fauré: always allow the melody to come through... she has all the subtlety and panache you could ever want, she also has power and passion when it is called for... Pinkas’s playing is superb...

-American Record Guide (Fauré Barcarolles, MSR)


...Pinkas' astute identification of [Fauré's barcarolles'] subtle variety is the first great achievement of her newest recording project; the second is her ability to bring it convincingly to the fore... Not only does Pinkas succeed in creating a sound world of infinite hues; she also uses this world as a vehicle through which to lend each work a character of its own... Pinkas proves to be a virtuoso in bringing out the piano's many different faces... her bold and assertive approach remains sensitive to the infinite changes in harmonic palette...

-Music & Vision (Fauré Barcarolles, MSR)


...Pinkas was the nuclear fission engine powering the ensemble. Her playing was remarkable for its dexterity, color, variety of dynamics, and driving energy...

-Boston Herald (concert review)


...Sally Pinkas must be counted among the winners...--rarely have I heard it done so effectively... Pinkas is a fine player, as she has shown before in other recordings...

-Fanfare (Schumann CD, MSR)


...The Israeli-born soloist Sally Pinkas has ...a real affinity for this composer. Just sample the irrepressible—somewhat Lisztian—first movement of the Partita-Variations. Her playing is clean and uncluttered by undue emphasis or expressive moulding... Pinkas really revels in this music, and her attention to its many nuances and contrasts is admirable...

-MusicWeb International (Rochberg Vol. IV, Naxos)


...Pinkas is an artist who melds lucid textures with subtle expressive detailing, minus hints of bombast or mannerism... Her command of line is suave, her articulation sure and her crystalline voicing a vote of confidence in Schumann's deeply personal sonic world.

-Gramophone (Schumann CD, MSR)


...Pinkas, whose playing can turn from exquisite refinement to savage vehemence in a twinkling, pounced on the eclectic “Carnival Music” Suite... Virtuosic as the work is, Pinkas tossed it off like a party piece... You should have been there...

-Boston Globe (concert review)


...Beautifully phrased performances, graced with exquisite tone... She captures the song-like character of No. 4 beautifully, making her instrument sing even in ornamental runs... This is one of the best-sounding piano recordings I have heard in some time...

-Gramophone (Fauré CD, Musica Omnia)


...the composer’s faith in the performer is richly rewarded in Sally Pinkas’ adroit, sensitive, imaginative, eloquent renderings, alive to every implied nuance… She gets everything so “right” it’s hard to imagine a different performance... This is an indispensable release for anyone interested in contemporary pianism...

-American Record Guide (Wolff CD, Mode)