Pianist Valarie Alexandra Valois has played all over the world,
to critical and public acclaim throughout her career. Deck the Halls is her first CD in a series scheduled for international
via Eroica Classical Recordings. Here are some responses to
work: "Absolutely unforgettable! - In a class by herself..." from
the great cellist and conductor Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich.
International music critic, writer, concert pianist and recording artist, John Bell Young wrote of Valois, "She allows the
to move in on the listener... in a musical experience...
that is an
oasis of devastating emotional honesty. She demonstrates a
command of the instrument that is astonishing." Legendary
Italian pianist Maestro Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, her
teacher and mentor, said of her: "This exuberant and exquisite creature possesses a profoundly deep and exulted spirit...
an eagle among pigeons - and she is simply the best."
and high praise - lovely as they are - do not make this artist as happy as knowing she has nourished the hearts and souls of her listeners. She invites everyone to share in the celebration of this music, and hopes that all will be blessed, healed and inspired in this holiday season - and all year long.