“The singers of the concert choir mastered their demanding part with bravura, and the symphony orchestra conducted by Boris Cepeda accompanied the choir with warmth and perfection.”

Brigitte Heeke, Westfälische Nachrichten, Münster, 11/5/2017

“The outstanding Ecuadorian pianist Boris Cepeda offered at the Berlin Philharmonic a mature interpretation of Schumann’s opus 54 concerto, much applauded by the audience.”

Juan Carlos Tellechea, AFP, Berlin, 5/9/2003

“The remainder of his programme was eclectic in mood and content, starting with finely delineated accounts of Granada, Asturias and Sevilla from Isaac Albeniz’s Suite Espanola. He relished the playful and flamboyant aspects of Maurice Ravel’s Alborada del Gracioso, as well as the rich palette and generous scale of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Rudepoema, the composer’s portrait of Arthur Rubinstein. Cepeda reached his virtuosic peak with Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole, with playing by turns exuberant, light-hearted and even monumental in scale, in response to the work’s considerable demands.”

Margaret Davies, Musical Opinion, UK, February 2009

“The hour-long piano delight begins with Max Reger’s “Four Special Studies for the Left Hand,” which probably no one has mastered as fluently and expressively as Cepeda.”

Anastasia Poscharsky-Ziegler, Der Neue Tag Weiden, 7/8/2005

“A good portion of the Hanseatic nature of the great Johannes Brahms shines through in Boris Cepeda’s playing. Focused and tidy is his interpretation of the Piano Concerto in D minor. The second movement in particular thrives on subtle interweaving with the orchestral sound, and the solo passages are particularly effective in their chorale-like simplicity. Cepeda’s playing, reduced over long stretches, creates reserves, for example for the many exuberant moments in the final rondo.”

Robin Gerke, Westfälische Nachrichten, 3/7/2022