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"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 in interpretation."

Grigory Zhislin, Professor, Royal College of Music

"Her talent unites sensitivity with an analytical musical approach, and is characterised by impressive profundity and versatility."
Dora Bratchkova, leader of Saarland Radio Orchestra, Germany


"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 Strad


"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 Devorina Gamalova."

"…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."
Sachsische Zeitung


"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."
Gabrovo Dnes

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