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“I had the pleasure of playing with Ivo at a charity event in September 2009. Ivo's playing was excellent and he was a pleasure to work with…” Mark Knopfler
"Performances are technically immaculate..."
Michael Round, International Record Review, March 2014
"An excellent record by two very gifted artists, very well recorded earlier this year in Rome. The performances are uniformly warm and sensitive, and the deep musicality of these artists is both never in doubt and at all times placed at the service of these great works. I hope they go on to complete a set of Beethoven's Violin Sonatas - if the standard is maintained, it should be a most recommendable set of CD's."
James Palmer, Musical Opinion, November 2013
"The violin sonatas by Beethoven bar No. 10 are relatively early works and the Bulgarian duo Ivo Stankov and Ivan Donchev play all three sonatas here with a light touch - youthful could be the collective header for the disc."
Goran Forsling, Music Web International, November 2013
“Given the delightful performances rendered here by violin virtuoso Ivo Stankov, and his sensitive collaborator, pianist Ivan Donchev, one cannot help but wonder if Beethoven's first three sonatas might have engendered a more positive stir had they been fielded by such a lively team.”
Mark Thomas Ketterson, ConcertoNet, November 2013
“...Exceptionally interesting programme...a really good performance... Bulgarian Rhapsody Vardar brought the recital to a close in commanding style...”
Robert Matthew-Walker, Musical Opinion, Wigmore Hall Recital Debut, 2/06/06
“...the performance of Janacek's violin sonata excellently reflected the music's restless and wayward moods...Falla's Spanish dance was spirited...the long unaccompanied solo of Ravel's Tzigane was Stankov's best playing of the evening, projecting considerable intensity whilst also suggesting something of Gypsy spontaneity.”
Max Harrison, Musical Opinion, Wigmore Hall Recital, 19/12/07