“… pianist Viktor Valkov played a recital of special attainment, technically brilliant, emotional and without any slackening intensity…”
– Wiesbadener Kurier, February 2015

“The high point of the concert was the Carnaval of Schumann. To be admired were the great dynamic contrasts of the extreme tempi of the miniatures, the clarity of the beautifully intoned piano scenes.”

– Sudkurier October 2010

“Above his fascinating technical virtuosity, stands Viktor Valkov’s mature musical conception. That began with Beethoven’s “Storm” Sonata in which his refined sense of form was illuminated…Viktor Valkov must be numbered among the international piano elite.”

– Sudkurier November 2008 

“Bulgaria’s Viktor Valkov … proved an excellent classicist in Haydn’s Sonata in F major, which was crisply dispatched and expressive, and offered torrential, tender Chopin. But he almost blew the roof off the (Cleveland) Bolton Theatre in Liszt’s “Reminiscences de Norma”, unleashed its flamboyance and singing its bel canto lines lovingly.”

– The Plain Dealer Cleveland July 2007

“Above all, pianist Viktor Valkov presented Liszt’s Sonata in b minor full of drama with scarcely believable tempi.”

– Luebecker Nachrichten September 2004

“In full command, the Bulgarian-born pianist played brilliantly, inhabited the music he played with notable virtuosity.”

– Rhein-Neckar Zeitung February 2015

“Pianistic individuality burst through his virtuosity.”

– Schwarzwaelder Bote October 2010

“A revelation of clarity, subtly nuanced colors characterized his performance of Miroirs by Ravel. Valkov played Schumann’s demanding Toccata as pure poetry clothed in virtuosity.”

– Badische Zeitung November 2008

“Baffling how the young master not only appeared to know no technical borders, but also how the music owed him everything. Whether he caressed the keys, or hammered them, he unwaveringly served the music’s expressivity.”

– Rheinische Post July 2005

“It appears Viktor Valkov has a natural talent for beautifully shaded playing. The 23-year-old Bulgarian presented such a fascinating show of energy in which technical insights appeared to have no limits.”
– Rhein-Neckar Zeitung January 2004

“A sonic experience of the first order.”

– Schweztinger Zeitung February 2015

“The young pianist Viktor Valkov fascinated us with rarely heard Intensity and sheer unbelievable virtuosity in a program of highly expressive works.”

– Soltau Boehme-Zeitung November 2009

“A keyboard lion from Bulgaria riveted us through exquisite technique, emotion and energy.”

– Wiesbadener Kurier

“A brilliant pianistic firework between poetry and ecstasy… A sculptor, virtuoso whose listeners for a brief moment were abducted beyond the horizon.”

– WAZ April 2005

“The 23-year-old Viktor Valkov was the youngest participant in the fourth Kissinger Piano Cycle, but he was also the best.”

– Saale-Zeitung September 2003

“…the Bulgarian prodigy and now 21-year-old presented a musical offering of the highest class.”

– Rhein-Neckar Zeitung May 2002