Vanessa Cunha, pianist

"The Brazilian pianist presented a program including works by Villa-Lobos, Albeniz and Brahms. The beautiful selection displayed the complexity of execution, which gave the pianist the opportunity to show all her virtuosity accomplishing great success."

 
Cultural, Barcelona, 2008

"Cunha was easily Monday's standout. Vibrant and dynamic, she poured emotion into her performance without sacrificing any of the technical prowess the works required."

Houston Press, 2008

"Vanessa Cunha offered a moving account of Brahms' Op. 119; she produced a rich texture with beautiful phrases and great sound control. The Villa-Lobos were shining miniatures delivered with rhythmic sharpness and very clear individual characters"

Portal Fator, Brazil, 2008

"The heroine of the night was Vanessa Cunha, who took care of the piano parts of the program. She played everything from the arrangements of the orchestral score in Mozart arias, cabaret songs by Britten, Donizetti arias to Kreisler violin gems with conviction and elegance."

Kaleva, Finland, 2005

"Pianist Vanessa Cunha, violist Teemu Kupiainen and cellist Tuomas Ylinen interpreted the dimensions, fierce melody lines and capricious mood changes of the work (Marchenerzahlungen by Schumann) with merit.
The rendition of Kurtag’s”Hommage a Schumann” by Cunha, Ylinen and clarinetist Tuulia Ylonen was intensive and internalized. Cunha’s pithy pianism played an important role in the success.
The romantic conclusion of the program, the clarinet trio by Brahms, was performed with richness, liveliness and inspiration and left nothing to desire."

Oulu Music Festival, Finland, 2004

"In the third piano concerto by Prokofieff, the conductor Tibor Boganyi and the soloist Vanessa Cunha created sparkling electricity. As a composition the concerto is so unaffected, inspired and many-sided that it will guarantee high voltage in any performer. Vanessa Cunha has a polished technique and she created a lot of excitement that took your breath away. Ms. Cunha delved into the work briskly. The sap was flowing, as well as the spirit."

Kaleva, Finland, 2003

"Brazilian pianist Vanessa Cunha took the stage on Sunday to perform a recital of Brazilian piano music. The concert introduced an artist, who has an unfailing technique and a musical will of iron.

The program consisted of miniatures and virtuoso music, and it is evident that Cunha has all the attributes to succeed also in the gigantic works of the mainstream repertoire."

Kaleva, Finland, 2002