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Regina Albrink,

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Moreau Gottschalk was among the week selections of the French weekly Le Nouvel Observateur (‘amazing virtuosity. What sparkle!’). A recital of hers in Italy showed `Technical mastery of an absolute level: extraordinary expressive intensity (and a rare brilliancy)'. For years now, Regina Albrink has been giving, every Christmas, a piano recital in the Amsterdam Concertgebouw. These concerts are hugely popular. In 2018, a reviewer wrote : `an honest musician, who let the heart speak of the music behind the notes, and therefore touched me so deeply'.

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Regina Albrink plays the piano not only as a soloist and in chamber music, but also on the theatrical stage with the piano integrated into the dramatic scene. In fact, the theater is where this Dutch-born pianist started her career. After finishing her studies at the Franz Liszt Academy in Budapest (Hungary), she played Chopin and Liszt in many of the performances of ballets by Rudi Van Dantzig and Hans Van Manen. For the past decades, she has taken part in several theater productions centered on Chopin, on Beethoven, and on Liszt, which have been touring the Netherlands. A new production with music by Beethoven premiered in 2016.

Regina Albrink’s performances include the classical and neo-classical concertos as well as the romantic virtuoso repertoire. Indeed, she has performed the seldom-heard first concerto by Eugen d’Albert. The First Chopin Concerto brought her to the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Netherlands; according to a German newspaper, her interpretation ‘would have pleased Chopin himself.’ In reviewing one of her ‘unequivocally excellent’ performances in Britain, a newspaper described her playing as revealing ‘tremendous control of both tone and dynamics'. In 2002, Albrink’s recording of works by the American composer Louis

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