Toute la Culture (France) - November 2022
Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle magical at the Philharmonie
"The inseparable duo, on stage and in life, delivers a virtuosic and complicit interpretation of Victor Babin's Transcriptions for Two Pianos to a spellbound audience. Berlinskaya and Ancelle bring luminous energy and jazzy gaiety to compositions by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, Rimsky-Korsakov, Borodin, Stravinsky and Tsfasman. (...) Beyond their unanimous and technically accomplished playing, both musically and expressively, of the rich repertoire offered, these two outstanding pianists enchant us with their creative fusion, their fresh vitality and their attention to the music, the audience and each other."
CONCERTCLASSIC.COM (FRANCE) - October 2022
"Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle have taken a passion for the work and restore it in all its richness, here dark and fatalistic, there with a biting or playful virtuosity. A beautiful discovery, which deserves to be extended in a recording studio!"
Le Monde (France) - September 2022
"Opened by the cello section, the magnificent "intermezzo", a broad elegy entrusted to the strings punctuated by dreamy winds, is reminiscent of Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland (...). More in the vein of a Poulenc than a Bach, the "Finale alla fuga" closes this score with panache. Ludmila Berlinskaia and Arthur Ancelle also enchanted the audience with the transcription of Rachmaninoff's Romance op. 21 n°7, by Victor Babin, whose mentor the Russian was in America."
Concertclassic.com (France) - September 2022
"One could not be better prepared for Fauré and his Dolly suite, which the two artists then bring to life and sparkle with a common breath, preserving the softness of the colors. Heady charm of a tender intimism ... (...) They continue with Feuille d'images (1830) by Louis Aubert (...) that the duo explores by distilling tasty harmonies, typical of the inter-war period. A music as simple as suggestive which, restored with such finesse, speaks immediately to the imagination."
Klassikinfo (Germany) - August 2022
"A few casually swinging chords (...) then a brilliant fireworks display of runs erupts and glitters across the keyboard. Ludmilla Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle ignore any tempo limit on their two pianos, holding their breath with mesmerizing precision.."
France Musique - June 2022
Clément Rochefort (Générations France Musique)
Ludmila & Arthur perform Bizet, Ravel, Gershwin and Tsfasman live on France Musique's saturday show "Générations France Musique"
RFI (France) - June 2022
Yasmine Chouaki (En Sol Majeur)
Ludmila Berlinskaya is the guest of Yasmine Chouaki, who makes her sound portrait in her program "En sol majeur".
The arts desk (UK) - May 2022
"Essential listening (...) you can sense Berlinskaya and Ancelle grinning. All great fun – you need this CD."
Akadem (France) - May 2022
Frédéric Hutman video interviews Ludmila Berlinskaya for Akadem, about Gershwin / Tsfasman and Vronsky / Babin
Diapason (France) - May 2022
"Ludmila Berlinskaia and Arthur Ancelle are the advocates of a figure as original as he is unknown in the West: Alexander Tsfasman. His Jazz Suite is a delight, dazzling with lightness and charm. The performers' skill and cohesion are also marvelous in Gershwin's skilful arrangements for two pianos. A beautiful fireworks display."
Cadences (France) - April 2022
Michel Le Naour
"Ten years ago, these two French and Russian pianists met around the formation for two pianos that they have since contributed to bring to its highest level. This CD brings together two composers influenced by jazz, one American, the other Soviet. (...) The duet reaches the ultimate in homogeneity, freedom and a jubilant rhythmic sense."
Le Monde (France) - April 2022
"For ten years, the Franco-Russian duo has been reaching the summits of the repertoire for two pianos. (...) The two of them are a model of accomplishment. (...) Between jazz and classical music, as virtuoso as they are inventive, Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle create magnificent orchestral atmospheres, audacious worlds alternately adorned with elegance or fantasy, in a saving bulimia of dreams, joy and music."
Resmusica (France) - April 2022
"All the pieces by this little-known composer, presented in this recording, exude a rhythmic ease and melodic solidity which, in our opinion, deserve a wider audience, even if one often notices a touch of rigidity in comparison with the inimitable plasticity of Gershwin's compositions. This observation in no way affects the enthusiasm and immense technical qualities of Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle, who are capable of drawing us into the heart of these works for our greatest pleasure."
CGTN (China) - April 2022
Ludmila Berlinskaya is interviewed about her personal links to China and Chinese music.
CGTN (China) - April 2022
Ludmila Berlinskaya is interviewed about the 10 year anniversary of the duo.
Classica (France) - April 2022
CHOC de Classica
"As virtuoso as it is rigorous, the playing of Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle has the indispensable qualities (balance of textures, rhythmic mastery, precision) to venture into a repertoire that also demands panache, insouciance and audacity. (...) A tour de force."
Gang Flow (France) - March 2022
Anne-Sandrine di Girolamo
Culture sur Mesure Podcast
"The piano duo Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle offer a fabulous album to their public. (...) An absolutely superb album, which carries in it all that we love. The perfection of the interpretations, the enthusiasm of the artists who carry the project, important and salutary musical discoveries."
Concertclassic.com (France) - March 2022
"True piano duos are very rare and the one formed by Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle over the past decade is a model of musical accomplishment. (...) Music is the best of balms, we say to ourselves while savoring the total osmosis of the two interpreters in a lyricism as evocative as it is moving (...) The second part of the Duo's anniversary evening forms a truly irresistible cocktail that the two pianists and their jazzmen accomplices of an evening take off with a chic and a humor, a charm and a swing that follow you long after you have left the room."
Classique mais pas has been (France) - March 2022
"For ten years, the Franco-Russian couple Arthur Ancelle and Ludmila Berlinskaya have formed one of the most beautiful duos of pianists in the world. (...) It's a winning bet for the Berlinskaya-Ancelle duo, who dazzle and move us with their sparkling, airy, tender and lyrical playing."
RFI (France) - March 2022
Interview of the duo by Carmen Lunsmann on French international radio RFI, about Gershwin - Tsfasman