- "Daria Rabotkina is a young pianist with clearly prodigious musical gifts. ...she remained sensitive to each composer's individual subtleties..."
- The Washington Post
- "A Russian virtuoso"
- The Miami Herald
- "Sterling technique ...consistently alive to the poetry"
- South Florida Sun-Sentinel
- "…a pianist full of fire and warmth."
- The Plain Dealer
- "Dramatic presence and total focus"
- The News-Times
- "…a display of breakneck piano virtuosity…"
- San Francisco Chronicle
- "requisite ferocity and tenderness, with mystery on the side"
- Santa Barbara News-Press
Daria Rabotkina, winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, has been lauded as “…a pianist full of fire and warmth” (The Plain-Dealer). Ms. Rabotkina’s burgeoning career has already led to solo appearances with the San Francisco and New World Symphonies under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas and with the Kirov Orchestra and Valery Gergiev in a four concert North American tour. Whether in front of an orchestra, in the recital hall or in a chamber music setting, Ms. Rabotkina impresses audiences and critics alike with her “clearly prodigious musical gifts” (The Washington Post).
Ms. Rabotkina’s second solo CD on CAG Records (August 2012), featuring Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations, has been very well received: “Her subtle phrasing and lyrical playing are the highlight of the disc” (Fanfare). This follows her debut recital disc, spotlighting the Tchaikovsky Grand Sonata and Prokofiev’s Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, which also garnered universal critical praise: “Her fearless virtuosity makes the most of the exciting passages.” (American Record Guide).
Ms. Rabotkina is passionate about sharing her artistry at the community level, and enjoys working regularly with students in master classes and other educational outreach events. She has also recently partnered with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to give recitals for patients in order to ease their suffering through the power of music, and has gone on to perform for MS patients at various centers across the US.