What the critics have said... Eleftheria Kotzta

"Magnificent recording, one of the most enjoyable guitar recitals I have heard for some time. ."
- GRAMOPHONE

"There is something calmly commanding about Kotzia’s stage presence, there are periods of unhurried silence, head held high, the crowd holding a collective breath until she bows forward to begin the next section with quicksilver virtuosity … and the audience respond with a hushed reverence punctuated after each piece by joyful applause."
- Glyn Akroyd, BIDOLITO - February 2018

" Kotzia's performance is full of charm and her playing is full of temperament"
- Ole Pedersen, GUITAREN MAGAZINE - July 2017

"Eleftheria Kotzia with the Athens String Quartet offered us a concert of the highest calibre with their unusual repertoire and their superb performances"
- T.Varouhaki, TAR MAGAZINE - March 2015

"Eleftheria Kotzia plays superbly well, her technique and interpretations are first class"
- CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE - July 2014

"A memorable and unusual evening. Eleftheria Kotzia is to be congratulated on a uniquely imaginative concert. This was a triumphant achievement"
- Graham Wade, CLASSICAL GUITAR MAGAZINE - May 2011

"An impressive, life - enhancing debut -a breath of fresh air."
- GRAMOPHONE - Critic's Choice

"Kotzia held the audience spellbound thoughout the concert and thoroughly deserved the long ovation."
- BRISTOL EVENING POSTE - May 2009

"Vivid and energetic performances, assured technique, soulful and buoyant readings. Kotzia’s colourful playing must have been an inspiration for the audience."
- D. Ginsberg, THE WASHINGTON POST - March 2008

"True inner lyricism and splendidly resonating sonorities"
- G. Wade, CLASSICAL GUITAR - February 2008

"Kotzia reminds you of the magic of the guitar... neatly tying together the lyrical and the fiery."
- W. Yeoman, GRAMOPHONE - April 2007

"Eleftheria has a distinct sound and can produce a gorgeous tone when required and has the technical ability and musical awareness to utilise the guitar's unique tonal colourings from the warm and passionate all the way through the spectrum to the brutal and outright aggressive."
- Steve Marsh, CLASSICAL GUITAR - October 2006

PURCELL ROOM, LONDON: "Eleftheria Kotzia holds the stage with the sort of presence I have not seen for a while. She has a robust character mixed with a quiet sensitivity .You could say it is something like the voraciousness of Julian Bream combined with a feminine delicacy of control, an alluring combination - all infused with the pizzazz of Greek spirit"
- CLASSICAL GUITAR - March 2006

"On reste sous le charme de la chaleur du jeu D'Eleftheria Kotzia" (Eleftheria Kotzia holds us spellbound with her warm manner of playing)
- GUITARE CLASSIQUE - May 2004

"A charming Concert."
- USA / SOUNDBOARD - Fall 2002

GREENWOOD CENTRE - UK Recital (January 2002) "Clarity of expression, precision of articulation and a dazzling array of colours. A truly fine recital."
- Guy Rickards, CLASSICAL GUITAR - May 2002

"The quality of artistry exemplified by talented E.K , .captivated her discriminating New York audience during a concert in Carnegie Recital Hall last Thursday"
- ARTS AND CULTURE - October 2000

CITY OF LONDON FESTIVAL - DRAPER'S HALL (July 2000) "TANGO" R.-DYENS with BT SCOTTISH ENSEMBLE : "evidently enjoyed by players and audience alike."
- THE TIMES - July 2000

BERNHEIM HALL - ALABAMA Recital (October 2000) "Kotzia captured the same glimpse into the Greek soul that the flamenco does for the Spanish"
- THE HARBINGER - October 2000

LA GUITARRA LATINA - Chandos CHAN 9732 "Kotzia has put together a finely-played disc here. She is a strong, sensitive, and lyrical player with great musical instinct."
- SOUNDBOARD - USA - Fall 2000

WIGMORE HALL Recital - LONDON "Her warm and vibrant personality radiated throughout a stimulating recital of Latin and South American music, delighting an enthralled audience in a well filled hall"
- CLASSICAL GUITAR - September 1999

ATHENS CONCERT HALL - MEGARON TORU TAKEMITSU CONCERTO with the "ORCHESTRA of COLOURS" "The guitarist honoured the music in the best possible way."
- ELEFTHEROTYPIA - October 1999

"A very talented player that plays with passion and from the heart."
- Julian Bream

"Powerful vision, flashing fingers, a strong musical personality which transcends questions of gender. When is she going to tour? When can I buy a ticket?"
- GUITAR REVIEW USA

"E Kotzia has not only an impressive technical command of the instrument but an innate musicality of considerable depth. Her playing is fresh and communicative and without doubt worth of reaching wide audiences."
- Sir Michael Tippet

"Wonderful technique, great musicianship."
- Georges Delerue

"legato rubate , grace d'interpretation, une guitariste qui detient beacoup de charactere et de vitalite musical"
- LES CAHIERS DE LA GUITARE - FRANCE

"skill, unfailingly beguiling tone, and her ability to vary her touch with fluency"
- THE TIMES

"Kotzia brings to the guitar a spectacular display of Mediterranean intensity and colour, and it is not difficult to see why guitar fans are following her everywhere she goes."
- BATH NEWS

"Her playing has a unique quality and vitality which are quite unique."
- GUITAR INTERNATIONAL

"Kotzia simply shone at her recital"
- SINGAPORE TIMES

"Wizard - a strong sensuous player with bite and sass"
- AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE

"...une guitariste de qualite, au son chaud et puissant."
- DIAPASON - FRANCE

"Eleftheria Kotzia is a player of imagination - her touch on the guitar is light and clear. Her sound can be sweet , robust or anything she wants it to be."
- THE BOSTON GLOBE