Marietta Petkova is a celebrated pianist whose exceptional quality was quickly recognized in The Netherlands and far beyond. Her interpretation of Rachmaninov’s Études-Tableaux is legendary.
In 2000, she conquered the Amsterdam public with a memorable Rachmaninov recital in the Concertgebouw. “Grandiose Petkova” and “Pianist Petkova: ideal Rachmaninov” read the headlines in the daily newspapers De Telegraaf and NRC Handelsblad. Her live recordings from Lausanne of Rachmaninov’s 24 Preludes were applauded by the international press.
Marietta Petkova is currently enjoying a thriving career as a soloist and chamber musician. She is known for her authenticity and versatility.
“Whether Rachmaninov, Bach, Brahms or Liszt, Petkova is phenomenal” (HP/De Tijd). Marietta is a Steinway Artist and has her own CD series on the Bloomline label.
She brings the notes and thoughts of the composer to life in such a way that you, with red ears like the toddler, are hanging on her lips during the reading stories just before going to sleep, and she wishes that the last page would be delayed for an eternity.
- Paul Janssen