Reviews

“Monika Egri and Attila Pertis belong to that generation of piano duos that have revived the art of four-handed piano playing at the highest level. (…) With a virtuoso and rhythmically refined rendition of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, the two of them absolutely enraptured the Liszt connoisseur audience.”

Wiener Zeitung
Rainer Elstner

“The piano duo Egri & Pertis in the summer refectory, on the other hand, was sensational: not only because the young Hungarian couple played on one of the extremely rare double grand pianos by Pleyel (1904), … but above all because of the freshness and virtuosity of its interplay in works and arrangements by Brahms, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Debussy and Gershwin.”

Die Presse
Gerhard Kramer

“When four Hands Are Better Than Two
…duo-pianists Monika Egri and Attila Pertis blew the cobwebs off duets by Schubert, Liszt, Rimsky-Korsakov, Grieg and Brahms. It was as if faded sepia portraits had sprung magically to life, revealing cherished secrets long forgotten.”

Washington Post

“The Hungarians Monika Egri and Attila Pertis are a duo ensemble of a calibre that comes along only once in a generation or so. Their recording of the Grand Concert Piece after Mendelssohn’s „Songs without Words“ is a revelation.”

International Record Review

„Egri and Pertis give us bracing, sensitive performances. The emphasis is on clarity, and they achieve it. Every note is clearly pinpointed.“

American Record Guide
Harold C. Schonberg

“… even more, thanks to the artistic verve, the enthusiasm and the fire of the duo Egri & Pertis, this romantic and expansive Liszt becomes gigantic, even its occasional superficiality is pushed into the background.”

Diapason
Jérome Bastianelli

“The Egri and Pertis Duo gives expertly synchronized, superbly balanced, and unfailingly tasteful performances that stress inner musicality over outward panache.”

Classics Today
Jed Distler

“With rhythmic verve and impulsive plasticity, the Hungarian piano duo Monika Egri and Attila Pertis were committed to Mendelssohn’s early work, the Double Concerto in E major, written in 1823.”

Die Presse
Walter Dobner

“The eight variations and the finale on a theme by Haydn followed in harmonious concordance. In this work by Brahms, the couple impressed with a truly refreshing interpretation.”

Wiener Zeitung

“On a high pianistic level and with remarkable joy of discovery, the Hungarian duo Monika Egri and Attila Pertis has been able to make a good name for itself lately, and also to ensure the best journalistic response.”

Klassik Heute
Peter Cossé

“The two keyboard masters fascinated thanks to their perfect harmony, moving musicality and technical brilliance. The audience was captured immediately and its violent applause was rewarded with equally engaging encores.”

Kronen Zeitung

“When, based on the common training with Prof. Heinz Medjimorec in Vienna, a common heartbeat impeccably determines the musical parameters down to every single nuance, you can’t ask for more.”

Oberösterreichische Nachrichten
Frank Zamazal