The arts desk (UK) - May 2022
"Essential listening (...) you can sense Berlinskaya and Ancelle grinning. All great fun – you need this CD."
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."
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."
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."
Hebdoscope (France) - March 2022
"The result is a multi-colored record that unites two musical styles to form a unique work that is perfectly rendered and gives the impression of a mischievous cat bouncing on the keys of two pianos. (...) There is something truly addictive about this music that music that one listens to again and again."
Télérama (France) - March 2022
"Not only do pianists Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle bring the two composers together on the same album of delicious swing. They really make dialogue between their works, arranged and transposed by various artists with as much skill as imagination. (...) A beautiful discovery."
International Piano (UK) - March 2022
"Celebrating 10 years together, the Russo-French duo of Berlinskaya and Ancelle offer a stunning display of tone, touch, timing and teamwork. Variously cultured and earthy, dizzying and glittering, their pianism fuses liberal imagination, rhythmic flexibility and swing with classical attention to detail and articulation. Unmissable."
Piano News (Germany) - March 2022
"In refreshing alternation, Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle interpret jazz compositions by two extraordinary composers. (...) The two pianists have a pronounced sensitivity to jazz stylistics, which distinguishes the recording throughout."
Ouest France - February 2022
"Ludmila Berlinskaya and Arthur Ancelle, for the tenth anniversary of their duo for two pianos, magnificently mirror two composers who brought together jazz and classical music. Popular songs and original compositions come together in two superb versions of The Man I Love."
Pianiste (France) - February 2022
"An admirable approach that digs beyond the shiny surface to reveal the reverie, musicality and pure invention of these works."
Mediapart (France) - January 2022
"Music lovers will love this cross-over tribute, the curious will say to themselves that serious music can indeed give pleasure, and the grumpy ones will go far, far away, so that no one can see them buying this joyful CD."
Pianiste (France) - December 2021
"The two excellent pianists Arthur Ancelle and Ludmila Berlinskaya have selected a selection of short pieces that will delight the ears of young children."
Resmusica (France) - December 2021
"The talented couple has taken from their favorite repertoire, works of which they give interpretations that are both polished and full of character. (...) Let the subtitle (Little classical masterpieces for my baby) not be misleading, this CD book is for all children. Here is a very nice music box to be placed under the tree without hesitation."
Le Monde (France) - October 2020
"The Franco-Russian duo never stops climbing musical summits. The proud honesty of tone, the rigour of inspiration, no less than the tireless ductility of the material that their two keyboards with four hands joined together model fantastically..."
Classica (France) - September 2020
"Disc after disc, the technically outstanding dialogue that began nearly ten years ago within the Ancelle-Berlinskaya couple seems to be becoming ever more refined. Miracles of undulating fluidity, Bax's Poisoned Fountain and Moy Mell are reminiscent of a dreamlike universe à la Debussy, while the performers approach them without committing the slightest sin of mannerism. What is striking throughout this program is the consistency of the sound, the extraordinary malleability of the material obtained by means of two pianos and twenty fingers..." ★★★★★
Homme Deluxe Magazine (France) - May 2020
"A magical CD recorded by these two artists with an unparalleled musicality, dedicated to british music (...) a delight of freshness, virtuosity and panache, the osmosis between Ludmila and Arthur is total, absolute. I'm buying !"
American Record Guide (USA) - March 2020
"This is one of the most enjoyable collections of music that is new to me to come my way in a long time. (...) This took me by surprise : a wonderful duo piano team with great imagination."