Interdit d'Interdire (France) - December 2018
Ludmila & Arthur are part of the TV show on Russia Today Tv channel, to talk about "Belle Epoque"
Concertclassic (France) - November 2018
"the two pianists alternate two and four-hands pieces with exemplary complicity. The same complicity they share in telling the story they have woven, and which they unfold with a mixture of humor and tenderness. (...) In the hall, adults and children enjoy a wonderful tale in music with the same happiness ; it deserves to be repeated on other scenes !"
Paris Notre-Dame (France) - November 2018
"Enchanted parenthesis of a hour and a half when Claude Debussy, Piotr Illitch Tchaikovsky or Modest Mussorgsky have resumed life under the mischievous but assured fingers of the duo. They have resumed soul. Because seeing both artists bend their backs, make their fingers dance on the pristine keyboard, vibrate as they tip their head, look at each other, smile and go away with a peaceful but exhausted face, it can here be only a question of soul."
Kerk en Leven (Belgium) - November 2018
Kerk en Leven - J.C.
« Rarely do we hear Haydn this way: serious and airy simultaneously. Ancelle plays each note and every silence precisely and still gives you the feeling that it shouldn’t be taken too seriously (…) Joseph Haydn's humor is constantly present in the three sonatas. Arthur Ancelle clearly took to heart the recommendation written by the composer on the top of his scores : to play with open-mindedness, not stiff or in scholar way. In his own variations, Ancelle shows how much he masters the smooth combination that makes Haydn so characteristic : delicious spontaneity and freedom of mind on one hand, zest for life and harmony in the other. »
La Croix (France) - November 2018
Interview and presentation of recent album and upcoming concert in French newspaper La Croix
Lark Reviews (UK) - November 2018
"Reynaldo Hahn’s Le seul amour is intensely beautiful, but surrounded by equally compelling pieces. A lovely disc."
France Musique - November 2018
Lionel Esparza and his guests discuss the latest album release with a cocktail at the Hotel Bedford in Paris for France Musique's "Classic Club"
Classica (France) - November 2018
"Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle are models of precision and charm, with a sense of looseness, fluidity, and flexibility of timbre perfectly adapted to this extremely rich program"
Toute La Culture (France) - October 2018
Interview of the Duo about "Belle Epoque", by Yaël Hirsch
Radio RCF - October 2018
Bernard Niedda interviews the Duo about "Belle Epoque"
France Musique - October 2018
Ludmila Berlinskaya & Arthur Ancelle perform live on France Musique some excerpts of their "Belle Epoque" album, as part of the "Générations France Musique" show.
Piano Forum (Russia) - October 2018
"the exceptional level of interpretation and the irreproachable musical taste of the pianist do not spoil the integrity of the image: they "color" it more (...) We also want to emphasize the flexibility and the naturalness of the phrasing, the attention paid to the silences that allow the entire musical fabric to "breathe", subtly highlighting the individuality of each new theme and its smallest changes, as well as the keen attention of the pianist brought to polyphony. (...) The second solo album of Arthur Ancelle, monographic this time, clearly pursues the line of research he started with the Ballades de Chopin and the works of Dutilleux (2015), and demonstrates the maturity and depth of a musician of great intelligence and brilliant humor."
Radio Vinci Autoroute - October 2018
Charlotte Latour interviews the Duo about their "Belle Epoque" album
American Record Guide (USA) - September/October 2018
"These performances are unusual but brilliant and highly entertaining. (...) In recent reviews I expressed some reservations about repeats and ornaments in Haydn and Mozart, but such qualms evaporate in view of Ancelle’s spiritedness and invention. (...) It is remarkable how resilient Haydn’s music is to such an approach. This reveals much about its character, the full extent of which has perhaps been hidden up to now. (...) This French pianist plays with splendid technique (...) I look forward to the next adventure of this audacious artist."
Crescendo (Belgium) - September 2018
"she offers that clear and tasty sound, a subtle game of pedals and perfect breathing, essential qualities in this repertoire (...) this is a "devilishly" interesting record to discover"
KANAL KULTURA (RUSSIA) - SEPTEMBER 2018
Ludmila Berlinskaya is interviewed about the new TV show, "Quartet 4x4", for which she is part of the jury
FRANCE MUSIQUE - SEPTEMBER 2018
Portraits de famille
Philippe Cassard is enthusiastic about Arthur Ancelle's Haydn : « It had been a long time since I had not heard Haydn played this way ... A voluble, sparkling, fine, extremely lively and mobile playing, we let ourselves be carried away by this intoxication of the arabesque, of the unexpected, it really is theater here, and this way he has, full of irony, to bring out characters, with the bend of an accent or a silence … »
Kanal Kultura (Russia) - September 2018
Interview of Ludmila Berlinskaya about her participation as a jury to Kultura's new program :"Quartet 4X4"
Bachtrack - September 2018
"Sometimes united as a single performer, sometimes dialoguing and bringing a certain relief to the ensemble, the two pianists offer a rich palette of effects, thanks first of all to the mastery of nuances: pianissimos set so that the addition of two keyboards do not sound louder than one; fortissimos, on the contrary, of an impressive power." ★★★★★
Pianiste (France) - August 2018
Interview of the Duo by Elsa Fottorino