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...
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
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...
Latvian Radio 3 Klasika,
Balanas sisters' interview about their concert tour for Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier.
Concert starts at 26'30 min
Balanas Sisters: latvian radio 3
Balanas sisters' interview about their concert tour with Israel Camerata Jerusalem and concerts with composer/pianist Ilan Rechtman in Latvia.
Balanas sisters: latvian radio 3 klasika, 13.03.18.
Balanas sisters and Andrejs Osokins discuss their upcoming concerts in Latvia.
balanas sisters: LATVIAN RADIO 3 KLASIKA, 15.02.18.
Balanas sisters talk about their upcoming concerts and their collaboration with pianist Andrejs Osokins.
MARGARITA BALANAS: LATVIAN RADIO 3 KLASIKA, 14.09.17.
Conversation between Margarita Balanas and Inese Zagorska, director of International Cello Cēsis Festival, about Margarita's collaboration with SIGNUM saxophone quartet.