Margarita Balanas and Lynn Harrell performed to a full house, as the attentive and enthusiastic crowd soaked in the stunning music (...) Balanas appeared like a vision, and made it clear why she is featured at this cello-lovers festival. Her rendition of György Ligeti’s Sonata for solo cello was powerful, delicate, intense and brilliant...
— Gordon Forester, GLAM Adelaide
Ligeti, who died nine years ago, may be known by his music in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, but cellist Margarita Balanas turned this extraordinary solo sonata into a dynamic tour-de-force
— Hilary Behrens, Co-Founder International Musicians Seminar
The young Latvian cellist, Margarita Balanas, is surely a star in the making. Her playing was stylish and musically assured, inspiring the orchestra to play with equal virtuosity. The two outer movements were performed with flair and passion, while the meditative aria of the slow movement floated effortlessly through the hall. The audience rightly cheered and were rewarded with an encore...
— Duncan Eves, Hampshire Chronicle

Margarita Balanas on BBC Radio 3- In Tune

Live performances and interview leading up to her Saint- Saens Cello Concerto performance on the premiere cello.


Balanas Sisters on Latvian Radio 3, Klasika

Interview about their concert tour for Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier. Concert performance begins at 26'30 min.


Balanas Sisters on Latvian Radio 3, Klasika

Interview about their concert tour with Israel Camerata Jerusalem in Israel.


Balanas Sisters on Latvian Radio 3, Klasika

Margarita and Kristīne Balanas discuss their upcoming concert tour actoss Latvia with pianist Andrejs Osokins.


Margarita Balanas on Latvian Radio 3, Klasika

In conversation with Inese Zagorska, director and founder of International Cello Festival 'Cesis' about Margarita's participation in the festival.

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