"Devorina Gamalova is an outstanding musician who possesses an
equal command of the violin and the viola. Her playing is characterised
by beautiful and varied sound, excellent technical skills, cultured
and disciplined musical thinking.
Devorina, a very thoughtful and constantly developing musician, is including
more and more pieces in her repertoire, and is reaching out to new horizons
"Her talent unites sensitivity with an analytical
musical approach, and is characterised by impressive profundity and
"The Bulgarian violinist Devorina Gamalova
is certainly a violinist with impressive dexterity.
in the relaxed and introspective moments of the central Intermezzo
(Poulenc) her silver tone is most attractive.
...This often brooding score (Goleminoff) perfectly suits the dark and
robust tone of her viola, the third movement being particularly beautiful."
"The highlight of the evening was undoubtedly Rimsky-Korsakov's
often played "Sheherasade". The technically and musically
sophisticated solo of this "disguised violin concerto" was
mastered with impressive nobility and vitality by the Bulgarian leader
An enjoyable opportunity to listen again
to the former leader of Riesa Symphony Orchestra, D. Gamalova, who mastered
the delightful soloist part (Chausson-Poeme) with it's lyrical and virtuoso
passages, both stylishly and convincingly."
"D. Gamalova has proved herself as a distinguished
artist, not only with the most sophisticated programme, but also through
an intensive and very sensitive performing manner.
For the outstanding and heartfelt interpretation the audience stood
and gave a prolonged applause."
"The soloist of the evening - D. Gamalova, deserves
a special recognition. She made her debut as a viola player with J.
Christian Bach's Viola Concerto with great success. This was not only
a technically and musically flawless performance, but the soloist captivated
the audience with the warm tones of a very beautiful quality."
"The instrumental duet of D. Gamalova (violin and
viola) and Prof. R. Tcharakchieva showed the best possible unity of
accuracy and fantasy, of shine and depth, of sensitivity and wisdom."
"The soloists Prof. Tcharakchieva and D. Gamalova
played the Mendelssohn Double Concerto with maturity, great intelligence,
and without any exaggerations in the romantic expression. They showed
a perfect ensemble of imagination, and sounded like a coloured instrument
- uniting the beauty of both solo parts in one musical expression."