Art director and chief conductor UlGASO, Honored man of art of Russia, professor Sergey Ferulev
«[…] As a part of this concert there was played Concert № 1 [of D. D. Shostakovich] for piano with orchestra with hand of Moscow pianist – Elena Tarasova. The concert became an undoubted event in cultural life of the town. Elena Tarasova approved herself as a talented musician with irreproachable professional preparation, natural feeling and comprehension of composer’s style. High ensemble qualities of performer, sincere and true feeling of author humor in the music, brightness and effervescent of piano technique, also incendiary emotion together with artistic relaxedness and freedom of music-making assured great success of young pianist at the concert…».