REVIEW: Upper Austrian Concerts in Historic Churches 2015 (Neues Volksblatt - Germany)

The Vladars – Pleasurable and Powerful Pianistic Feats
Like Vladar, Rachmaninov too was a successful pianist and conductor in his time … Access to the late romanticist Rachmaninov requires not only enormous physical exertion but also sharpened mental concentration. Harmonically dense piano textures, endless melodic lines, and thundering chords allow the interpreters not a single moment’s rest. Along with the bombast, Stefan Vladar and his wife also convincingly conveyed the authentic compositional qualities of the works and emotionally remained on solid ground. Nuances were sufficiently supplied. Vigorous applause.