Media & Reviews for debut album: Chelsea Guo: Chopin In My Voice
"As both a pianist and a singer Chelsea Guo is clearly a special talent."
---《Gramophone》， June 18， 2021
“ Guo fearlessly immersed herself in Chopin, so much so that while the material may not be new, it's loaded with her own special sauce. As Jules Winbush might say, she really got in character for this role all the way down to recording this on a 1876 built piano. From the opening notes, you know and feel that this is going to be something special and different with you being in good hands throughout. A solid set from a rising classical star."
---《Midwest Record》， June 11， 2021
“ dazzling collection... one of the best albums in 2021 to date."
----《Tortoise》，June 24， 2021
“If only quality matched quantity. Serendipitously, Chelsea Guo’s new album Chopin: In My Voice – streaming at Spotify – is a relatively rare exception, a very smart, insightful collection... Guo’s use of rubato is masterful. She doesn’t overdo it, so when she loosens the rhythm, there’s always an impact, and her sense of where to weave this into her phrasing – this being Chopin, it’s usually on the somber side here – is laserlike. In general, it seems she prefers to understate a piece and let the music speak for itself rather than overemote. And she takes an architectural view to the development of these works, often following a subtly crescendoing arc....t’s a fair bet that this is just the tip of the iceberg of Guo’s emerging talent.”
----《New York Music Daily》， June 30， 2021
A " preternaturally poised debut album... Her playing is a delight throughout, and the vocals-and-piano pieces add an extra appealing dimension that helps distinguishes the release from other piano-only Chopin recordings... Guo's pianistic prowess is evident in her execution of the torrential third, eighth, and sixteenth; as expertly as she navigates rapid passages, she deftly amplifies the poignancy of slower preludes such as the fourth and sixth. Her renderings charm and enchant, even when a prelude is little more than a half-minute long,.. These fresh interpretations bring Chopin to vivid life once more, and the affection Guo has for the material resonates from beginning to end. The novelty factor of the vocals-and-piano detail might initially attract the attention of listeners, but Chopin: In My Voice rewards for reasons that extend far beyond that particular detail.
----《Textura》, July 16, 2021
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