In the media
As a pianist, she played in prestigious venues like Carnegie Hall en het Concertgebouw. She recorded two albums that were internationally awarded. She is a successful actress and music theatre maker. And she is not even 25 years old yet. Valentina Tóth stays modest and down to earth.
From Purcells song ‘Under This Stone Lies Gabriel John’ to rambling garagerock, from didgeridoo-like sounds that serve as an introduction to a dark soundscape to rapping on captivating beats: in SoundTrack Vol. 1 by De Noorderlingen it seems like these combinations are completely logical. And in the hands of five (guest-)directors, but above all in the hands of these six young actors, it is.
De Klankvijver: a center for welfare and music, located in the old work shed on the Duivenvoorde estate. An atmospheric, restored national monument, in which the first house concert took place on Saturday.
The Hungarian Valentina Tóth (1994) is already a true keyboard lioness.
The first bars of the Haydn C major sonata sound transparent and gossamer. The main theme like a ‘skeleton with fragile bones’, as written in the program booklet. But it is this transparency which makes the opening of the recital so captivating.
De uit Leeuwarden afkomstige Valentina Tóth verloochent haar Hongaarse roots niet. Op deze onlangs uitgebrachte CD soleert zij in twee grote werken van Ernő (of Ernst von) Dohnányi, een Hongaar die in de tijd van Bartok en Kodaly minder vernieuwend uit de hoek kwam en enigszins in de romantiek is blijven hangen.
Dagblad van het Noorden, 29/09/2018