”From the first note it is clear that this is going to be a thoughtful, tender account. ”
"Dizdari is nobilmente certainly, as Elgar directs, but she does not set off with the usual air of heroic ardour. She is sensitive, exploratory, and through all the technical flair there is a feeling of intimacy."
Tim Hofray, The Strad Issue: December 2020
“Kiss Me Again: A Memoir of Elgar in Unusual Places”
“…It’s a moving story, told with refreshing openness and honesty, that captures and conveys the transformative power of music under even the most trying of circumstances.
Julian Haylock, The Strad Issue: November 2019
The Albanian violinist Alda Dizdari, has been featured as Gramophone’s “One to Watch” and this disc, taken from a Wigmore Hall recital, confirms a remarkable talent...
Duncan Druce, Gramophone Magazine
“A free-spirited traversal of repertoire bound together by geography”
Tom Homfray, The Strad
“Alda Dizdari is a phenomenon. She has all the qualities one looks for in a great musician: superb technical skills, a deep knowledge of the repertoire from Bach to the present day, and above all an extraordinary sense of inwardness with the music itself. She is, as the greatest musicians are, a perfect servant of the music: she interposes no mannerisms or intellectualisms, allowing the musical work to speak for itself in every phrase. These are deeply felt interpretations, but also deeply understood; in her unaccompanied Bach one hears classicism as well as rich expressivity at one and the same time.
For more than 40 years I have had a special interest in the music of George Enescu, a great composer as well as a great violinist. I have heard many recordings and performances over the years, by some of the best violinists in the world. But where his marvellously luminous and haunting – and technically challenging – Third Violin Sonata is concerned, there are only three players that, for me, have got absolutely to the heart of it: George Enescu, Yehudi Menuhin, and Alda Dizdari.”
Sir Noel Malcolm [author of ‘George Enescu: His Life and Music’]
“Alda Dizdari’s playing combines technical prowess with strong ardent musical feeling— expression & intellectual understanding fused into complete interpretation , whether of classical or contemporary repertoire, that leaves nothing to be desired.”
Robin Holloway [English composer, academician and writer]
“Absolutely Outstanding! I was not only impressed with Alda’s extraordinary talent but also found her story particularly touching.”