Press Quotes

"an ambitiously vast, meticulously played range of works beginning with Bach and ending in our time with George Crumb...
Stepanova smartly programs the album as she would a concert."

New York Music Daily

"A feast for those that savor the fleet fingered ... Not just running the scales for playing fast to show she can, the set card mixes classics with modern classics in way she makes all her own. You don't even have to be a classical fan to love it."

Midwest Record

"an unusual and creative approach ... It’s a skillfully assembled repertoire list and beautifully played throughout.... Stepanova is one to follow in the piano world."

The Whole Note (Canada)

"A varied disc with extensive programme notes and elegant playing from Liza Stepanova, who explores the intersection of art and music."

BBC Music Magazine (UK)

"[Stepanova] plays what sounds like fingerbreakingly difficult music with both ease and expressiveness."

New Music Buff

"Pianist Liza Stepanova takes a familiar theme, namely, the intersection of music and visual art, and gives it a fresh twist on her new album, Tones and Colors...
a striking mix of music that’s familiar and not ... Throughout, Stepanova plays with lots of character and color.... the larger impact her recording leaves is compelling. A fine disc, then, well-planned and -executed."

The ArtsFuse (Boston)

"Similar to Mussorgsky’s musical tour through a museum, pianist Liza Stepanova’s new album is a multimedia adventure."

WCRB, Classical Radio Boston

"pairs evocative pieces of music with rich examples of visual art"

WGTE Public Radio, Ohio


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PErformance Today

Performance Today, the most listened-to daily classical music radio program in the United States, has featured excerpts from Tones & Colors on three separate broadcasts so far. 


Liza has enjoyed speaking with radio and podcast interviewers around the country about this exciting project. Learn more about the project and LISTEN to archived interviews with WGTE, WMUK, Second Inversion, NET Nebraska, and Interlochen Public Radio


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Tones & Colors has enjoyed broad coverage in national and international press. Browse a few more features in WCRB Boston, WFMT Chicago, The Whole Note (Canada), and Essex Life (UK).