nada-loutfi-a019.jpg“An outstanding talent heading for a major career.” – Marek Janowski, Music Director, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France Pianist Nada Loutfi is a discovery quickly capturing the attention of conductors, critics and presenters worldwide. Critics at her solo recital at the Dayton Art Institute compared Nada Loutfi to legendary pianists Gina Bachauer and Clara Haskil. Her concert broadcast on Radio France from the festival Recontres Musicales of La Pree, France, inspired noted composer Henri Dutilleux to describe her as an “excellent interpreter” of his famous piano sonata. Following her American orchestral debut (Beethoven with the Louisville Orchestra), conductor Lawrence Leighton Smith said, “Ms. Loutfi will be most deserving of every success that will undoubtedly come her way. I have rarely felt so satisfied in a collaboration … She is a major talent.” Nada Loutfi has performed in solo recitals, with chamber ensembles and as soloist with orchestras in Europe, the Middle East and the United States. She gave a triumphant performance in the Salle Montaigne of her native Beirut, Lebanon, her first performance there after an absence of 11 years. The recital inspired critics to write, “Nada Loutfi has the modesty of the greatest. One can no longer find the interpreter, only the music, and that reverence of a hall left absolutely breathless.” (Orient-le-Jour, Beirut, Lebanon)