"Fluid, fine-toned and with formidable power and dexterity when required, all these performances recreate Tchaikovsky’s idiom, whether vivacious or drenched in Russian melancholy to rare degree <...> On this showing Kolesnikov is already a master pianist and Hyperion has captured all the bloom of his magical sonority"  Gramophone

 

"Kolesnikov invests [The Seasons] with their own quietly distinctive character, just as he presents the Op 19 pieces in a totally natural, unaffected way. It's a charming, rewarding disc"  The Guardian

 

"Kolesnikov emphasises the delicacy and intimacy of these infrequently played pieces... It is wonderful to hear a young Russian avoiding the barnstorming style of so many contemporaries. He plays the 'Six Pieces' with affection and élan"

The Sunday Times