“Marina Yakhlakova belongs to the best constellation of young pianists, the hope of Russian pianistic school. Brilliant pianistic technique, excellent professionalism all coupled with amazing artistic willpower and mature musical thinking” to name some of the main features of her bright talent.
"There have been many recordings of these various pieces by Lazar Berman, Leslie Howard, Oxana Yablonskaya, Valerie Tryon and others, but Yakhlakova's renditions can generally stand with the best versions. One thing you notice about her in all the repertory here is that she is a very self-effacing artist, choosing to interpret the music with feeling and intelligence, rather than use it as a vehicle for virtuosic grandstanding."
Robert Cummings - Classical Net