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Review of "The Sound of Black & White" by All About the Arts: A Memorable Album from an Exceptional Pianist
June 18, 2021
Review of “The Return” in MusicWeb International. An appealing disc...Besalyan is an artist who does justice to each of these...
June 13, 2016
Review of Beethoven’s 4th Piano Concerto with the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra: Outstanding FV Symphony Hits a High Note
March 21, 2016
Review of Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto: Besalyan had the touch, whether gentle or dynamic. It was a wonderfully engaging...
March 20, 2016
Review of “The Return” in Audiophile Audition Magazine. Technical wiz and bold Rachmaninoff master.
February 23, 2016
"The Return" is the New and Noteworthy Release on WQXR New York
Review of “The Return” in the CD Journal, Japan
A Scintillating Piano Recital – Review of “The Return” on TheArtsDesk.com, U.K.
June 13, 2015
Blu-ray Audio Review of "The Return". Simply superb pianism in the grand manner that recalls such eminent Russian virtuosos as...
June 5, 2015
Review of “The Return” in Audiophile Sound Magazine (Italy). Besalyan’s Rachmaninov is exceptional.
Raffi Besalyan Interview on Pianists From the Inside
April 24, 2015
Review of “The Return” in Classical CD Reviews from the UK. Playing that is passionate and involving – plenty of drama and...
April 17, 2015
The Distinguished Artists Concert Series. Raffi knocked it out of the park last night.
March 28, 2015
Review of a concert for Pro Musica of Detroit. What a glorious evening this was!
October 10, 2014
Pro Musica Brings You the 'Next Big Thing' in Classical Music
October 3, 2014
Wisconsin Public Radio Review
American Record Guide review of “Dance, Drama, Decadence”. Besalyan is an artist to watch, for sure.
March/April Issue 2013
Fanfare Magazine Interview
November/December 2012 Issue
Pianist Fascinates and Charms Audience with Chopin and others
November 23, 2012
Fanfare Magazine Reviews of “Dance, Drama, Decadence”. There’s a physical strength and virility to Besalyan’s technical address...
“Dance, Drama, Decadence” is Mainichi Shinbun’s Classical Album of the Month
August 22, 2012
“Dance, Drama, Decadence” Recommended by CD Journal Japan
Debut CD “Dance, Drama, Decadence” Receives Prestigious “Jun-Tokusen” Award from The Record Geijutsu Magazine Japan
July 20, 2012
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Historic Taliesin Theater Concert Review
Raffi Besalyan and Yuri Segawa Duo Recital in Phoenix Hall, Osaka, Japan
An Evening to Remember
Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen ”SAL celebrates 30 years on WPR”
Overture Concerts Review
Review of a recital in Izumi Hall, Osaka, Japan. The entire hall was devoured by Besalyan’s glorious touch and crystalline sound.
April 14, 2008
Genuine Descendant of Russian Pianism-Chopin Magazine Review, Osaka, Japan
April 13, 2008
Carnegie Hall Debut-New York Concert Review Magazine. Technically brilliant...audacious spirit and poetic substance, deeply...
May/June Issue, 2003
Byron Janis Praise
Pianist wows audience in performance of Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto
AZG Newspaper Review, Yerevan, Armenia. Besalyan’s magnetic presence, so necessary for the audience, was evident throughout the...
Tubac Concert Review
Review of Mendelssohn’s Double Concerto in The Times-Delta, CA. The audience rose to its feet to give a standing ovation.