‘A totally enchanting album of distinctive new music. Engaging, evocative and finely-structured pieces by Hugh Shrapnel and John Lewis are performed with elegance and panache by Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble.’
Sarah Walker, BBC Radio 3 presenter
'...The present CD with the title "Romantic Dance Music for Piano Duo" gives the opportunity to its listener to savour samples of the unique artistry of this husband-and-wife duo. [...] Their interpretation, reaches the almost absolute perfect. Top interpretation!'
ThomasTamvakos, musicologist & music critic
TZAZ KAI JAZZ magazine
'your performance was I think a revelation because it demonstrated what a duo can be, much more than the sum of its parts. And when the music is carried with such conviction, then it is really thrilling!'
Michael Chant, composer & Chair of Cornelius Cardew Concerts Trust
'[Cardew's] 1981's Boolavogue for two pianos, impressively rendered by the Ivory Duo.'
'First-rate music, performance, recording and presentation'.
Dave Smith, composer
The Ivory Duo Piano Ensemble, made up of Natalie Tsaldarakis and Panayotis Archontides, plays with confidence and wit; the engineering is first-rate; and the program notes are refreshingly full.
Peter J. Rabinowitz
Issue 44:6 (July/Aug 2021) of Fanfare Magazine.
Tsaldarakis and Archontides have clearly developed a strong affinity for this music, and a close relationship with the two composers, and their performances are strong throughout, contrasting well the thicker chordal textures with bright melodies (often in bell-like octaves), and enjoying the jazz-infused melodies. A very enjoyable discovery.
Nick Boston, Classical Notes, October 2020