“Pianist Elena Tarasova is distinguished not only by her dedication in the profession, but also by such qualities as honesty and sincerity toward others and herself. It is especially noticeable when she plays: there is no vanity, no striving to please and be liked by the audience, and as a consequence, affectation and imitation of fashion are left fare behind, while human nobility combines harmoniously with nobility of performance. Years of performing work have enabled Elena Tarasova to create a vast repertory whose main feature is not only the closeness of each particular composition to the inner world of the Artist, but also its relevance and “common humanity”. Whether they are compositions of the baroque era or opuses of twentieth-century composers, they all give an indication of the excellent taste of the performer and her ability to separate the absolutely valuable from the subordinate and insignificant…”.
Ph.D. in art history S. Golubenko, CD liner notes