Liverpool Daily Post

The pianist Alicja Fiderkiewicz may have been born in Warsaw, and trained at the Central School of Music in Moscow, but it was at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester that she ended her studies, and even before then, in 1972, she had already made an impact on Manchester with her UK debut at the Free Trade Hall.

Since then she has made many appearances with the Hallé and Manchester Camerata, stopping off on her busy international career. Her new CD was recorded at Chetham’s School of Music in February, and is a well-chosen programme of music by Chopin including seven Mazurkas, two Nocturnes and the Polonaise-Fantaisie. She is clearly on home ground here in this satisfying recital issued by Divine Art.

—Peter Spaull