Performance Today interview segment: American cellist Wendy Warner and Russian pianist Irina Nuzova are a study in contrasts, but they share one important interest: Russian music for cello and piano. Warner and Nuzova joined host Fred Child in the studio to discuss their very different but very personal connections to this music and to perform works by Scriabin, Miaskovsky and Rachmaninoff.
BBC Magazine: “(We welcome) the debut of a distinguished new duo partnership.” “Warner’s playing is totally secure technically, glowing in tone-colour, and beautifully moulded; Nuzova is an accomplished and sensitive pianist….clearly a fine-tuned partnership.”
The duo in concert in Chicago, November 2012, as drawn by Irina's son, Anton (6)
Wendy Warner & Irina Nuzova
Classical Candor: “Listening to WarnerNuzova it's almost as if one performer were playing both instruments, they are so attuned to one another's feeling and responses. The two women ...play with style, with grace, with refinement, and with deep emotional attachment, yet always placing the music above any showmanship on their part. Most important, however, they appear to reach into the heart of this heart-wrenching music and convey its inner spirit with not only clarity and precision but with ultimate passion. They are consummate artists.”
Irina Nuzova & Wendy Warner
STRAD: “Wendy Warner and Irina Nuzova confirm themselves as high-ranking artists”…“Such full-blooded and committed playing can’t fail to entrance.”