about the début in London

Wholly impressive was Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with Tatjana Vassiljeva, a Rostropovich protégé. Perhaps because of her penchant for chamber and contemporary music – her repertoire includes Shchedrin, Dutilleux, Saariaho, Schnittke and Penderecki – Vassiljeva may have not have yet received the wider recognition accorded to several of her peers; yet she possesses immaculate intonation and total technical security, allied to a charismatic personality. In the Tchaikovsky the two gentlest Variations were projected on the very finest of threads whilst the exuberant finale was tossed off with real dash.

Douglas Cooksey –

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