“The young concert pianist Maria Radutu in turn enriched the Burlesque with refined technique and a sensibility of excellence that musically unified with the orchestra. She merged completely with the orchestra's interpretation and proved herself an excellent connoisseur of Strauss, deemed challenging for the interpreter. She will undoubtedly continue her rise in a brilliant career that already shines.”
Discovery of the Season in Lambach
"The Stiftskonzert in Lambach was arranged by a little-known trio of young artists called "Kokopelli". Piano trios by Haydn, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Sulzer were played. The three students - Nina Heidenreich (violin), Maria Radutu (piano), Thomas Kaufmann (cello) - exceeded expectations. Their technically advanced playing allowed them to interprete nuances and characteristics of each work, particularly in the dynamics, to give full attention and provide the excellent individual skills to the service of ensemble playing. So Haydn was ideally met, Beethovens op.70/2, the lesser-known counterpart to the "ghost trio", was clearly mastered and in Balduin Sulzer's "Piano Trio 1988" fireworks of infectious motorical skills were lighted. The final increase was acclaimed by Mendelssohns Trio in D minor, op.49, that, with youthful, purifying freshness, tore the audience out of their seats. This trio Kokopelli, that studies with G. Schulz, H. Schiff and S. Vladar in Vienna, you will want to meet again."
Trio Kokopelli surprised several times
"With extraordinary success, the young Viennese Trio Kokopelli introduced itself at the Stiftskonzerte in Lambachs "Sommerreflektorium". The Vienna-based artists Nina Heidenreich (violin), Thomas Kaufmann (cello) and Maria Radutu (piano) surprised with technical brilliance, but especially with the artistic maturity and their program selection: Joseph Haydns Hob.XV: 27 with the fine-spun, precise design work and the graceful Andante of Beethovens Piano Trio in E flat major op.70/2 delighted in their dramatic density. As subsequent birthday congratulations to Balduin Sulzer, the ensemble chose the "Piano Trio 1988" that fitted the young Viennese musicians perfectly, as a raging, emotional chamber music that surprised with unbridled forward thrust. The artists impressed with romantic poetry when playing the Trio in D minor, op.49, by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy. Of course, the stormy applause had to be followed by a Mozart encore. "
"The Viennese "Trio Kokopelli" in Lambachs "Sommerreflektorium": Full of technical brilliance, deep cantability, emotionally charged and with hardly restrainable Impetus. With Balduin Sulzer's "Piano Trio 1988", the very young artists from the highest level created a musical firework. Accurate the poetry of Mendelssohn, delicately ornamented the Haydn Trio, Beethovens op.70/2 captivating. Loudly roaring applause! "
"Previously, there was the chance to listen to Beethovens Triple Concert and to get acquainted with the excellent trio.kokopelli: Maria Radutu (piano), Nina Heidenreich (violin) and Thomas Kaufmann (cello), together with the casual yet concentrated conductor Eröd, focused on the difficult work with passion. They are all in their early twenties, their musical future seems assured."
"Light-handed - this word would have to be invented as a counterpart to the familiar light-footed to describe the essence of Maria Radutu's piano playing"
"Rachmaninovs 2nd Piano Concert needs a certain virtuosity and brings the danger of getting performers to slip into sentimentality. Both problems have been overcome by the young musician: pianist Maria Radutu played confidently, expressive."
"Maria Radutu, a 19-year-old student revealed to Rachmaninov her safe technique, musicality, her joy with rich sound: it is remarkable how easily she masters the extremely difficult passages, chord transitions and cascades of sound, big bows beautifully contoured and always provided with clear, smooth tone for density and thrill. A harmonious, rich way of playing. "