Poetry that reaches one´s heart" ..."As precise as synchronized swimmers, down to the last detail
From the first note, there was an absolute blend and a perfect rapport in each of the concert's passages... The pieces sounded as if they were played by one set of hands, as if they were from a single mould. Fantastic!
"Duo with a rare and spectacular synchronisation …" "They make a show of a beautiful quality of sound and of a rich variety of colours … "Their technical qualities shine in the service of a truly great power to communicate and a capacity for expression …"
"Their musicianship is never in doubt, and there is a unity in thought and spirit that drives the music forward…This is a totally musical reading, one that comes with the chemistry of years working together"
"Carles Lama & Sofia Cabruja are not two pianists playing on one piano; they are only one performer, one head, one sound, one synchronization, one phrasing, one poetry… They have a total mutual understanding, on the rhythm, on the spirit..."
"A perfectly mixed and balanced sound … all magnificently adjusted… A very well interpreted beautiful piece …" "A dynamic and poetic trajectory that ended in a vortex…" "Far removed from the typical exaggerated Spanish folklore of deep Spain, with heart and soul"
"The duo is surprising for their sense of ensemble (two pianists that sound wise seem to be one), their joviality and their deep and up-to-date reading of each work ... The duo's achievements and versatility are dazzling"
"Their Schubert is elegant and refined...The waltzes by Brahms present some complexities of expression which Lama and Cabruja resolve with the greatest elegance...Their Brahms possesses a renowned symphonic sound, a majesty evident in the touch..."
"Carles Lama and Sofia Cabruja complement each other admirably and form a duet of pianists that interpret the repertoire of piano for four hands with infinite elegance and sensitivity. They are very sure of their technique, which makes it possible for them to give themselves totally to the interpretation without worrying about the difficulties of the score... The musicians knew how to give this admirable piece of music, "The Fantasy in F Minor" by Schubert, which causes both tears and smiles, a palpable intensity with moving passages... the two dances by Falla swept the spectators up into a flaming whirlwind... "
"What these two Catalans allow one to hear sounds as a whole ... "
"A brilliant arrangement of the Two Dances from La vida breve by Manuel de Falla... truly the best of the evening: brilliantly vital, rhythmically elegant, with detailed agogics, colourful, virtuoso and a triumphant atmosphere of sound."