Elżbieta Sternlicht Returns to Bach and Chopin
Piano recital

One always has to be prepared for the unusual with her. In recent years, Elżbieta Sternlicht has been a strong voice for outsiders of the repertoire. Not only was she the first in the world to record the complete piano works of the Polish composer Józef Koffler, but she also published three CDs with music by Fanny Hensel. Her committed programmes have introduced us to nearly forgotten works by artists persecuted by the Nazis, as well as to contemporary composers from Brazil, Israel and Taiwan.

Now, the pianist has returned to her musical roots, that is, to the core repertoire of Bach and Chopin that has accompanied her since childhood.

Time and time again, she has been acclaimed for her special sense of musical poetry.

Martina Helmig
Berliner Morgenpost, 19 October 2006