All the Press

Classykeo (France) - October 2023

William Goutfreind

"The audience applauds the performance with a round of applause"

Pianiste (France) - June 2023

Melissa Khong

"Other highlights included two Rachmaninov suites by the Ancelle-Berlinskaia duo"

RTS (Switzerland) - May 2023

David Meichtry & Benoît Perrier

During the Week-End Musical à Pully Festival, Ludmila Berlinskaya & Arthur Ancelle are interviewed by David Meichtry and Benoît Perrier.

Live performances : Ravel, Auric

PianoNews (Germany) - March 2023

Isabel Herzfeld

Long portrait of the duo (6 pages) in the German magazine dedicated to piano, at the occasion of the duo's recital in Husum in 2022

Toute la Culture (France) - November 2022

Hannah Starman

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."


Alain Cochard

"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

Marie-Aude Roux

"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." (France) - September 2022

Alain Cochard

"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

Elisabeth Richter

"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

Graham Rickson

"Essential listening (...) you can sense Berlinskaya and Ancelle grinning. All great fun – you need this CD."

Akadem (France) - May 2022

Frédéric Hutman

Frédéric Hutman video interviews Ludmila Berlinskaya for Akadem, about Gershwin / Tsfasman and Vronsky / Babin

Diapason (France) - May 2022

Bertrand Boissard

5 Diapasons
"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

Marie-Aude Roux

"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

Jean-Luc Caron

"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

Ma Jiaying

Ludmila Berlinskaya is interviewed about her personal links to China and Chinese music.

CGTN (China) - April 2022

Ma Jiaying

Ludmila Berlinskaya is interviewed about the 10 year anniversary of the duo.

Classica (France) - April 2022

Melissa Khong

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."