“……the incomprehensibly talented Donna Stoering…”

– from NY review of a 2012 Carnegie Hall performance


“What a glorious and soul-reaching voice! [Donna Stoering was] the highlight of the Slavyanka concert here in Split, singing in both Croatian and liturgical Russian. She charmed in the Croatian folk song and moved us to tears in the Russian liturgical works, with the men’s voices a perfect counterpart to her rich contralto. We look forward to hearing her again!”

Split, Croatia newspaper music critic


“Her performance was powerful and intensely expressive; a penetrating interpretation with particular musicality and brilliance.”

-Sudkurier Konstanz (Germany)


“A pleasing directness and strength…”

-London Times


“…a most persuasive Beethoven third…her bold, clear playing, long-sighted phrasing, unshakable definition and robust tone unquestionably showed a pianist to reckon with. It was a resounding performance, full of urgency and impact. Stoering is quite a discovery.”

-Contra Costa Times


“…a tremendous send of tone and clear conception…powerful virtuosity and playing of ravishing intensity.”

-Berchlesgadener Anringer (Germany)


“With her colorful playing and her versatile musicianship, pianist Donna Stoering was the ideal accompanist and a resourceful support for all singers involved.”

Netherlands opera critic Niels Swinkels reviewing a recital program featuring Russian opera stars Mikhail Svetlov, Andrey Nemzer, and others, for the San Francisco Classical Voice, August 2014.


”A widely expressive style, ranging from the lyrical and light to grand and brilliant.”

-Union Leader, NH


”…her fingers found all of the notes with expressive fluency, and her heart seemed to belong to Chopin.”

-Los Angeles Times

“…Made a huge impression. Solid technique, fine musicianship, convincing performances – and she showed that she has a true musician’s heart.”

-Stavanger Aftenblad (Norway)


“She played brilliantly in an effortless manner; a most sensitive artist.”

-London Daily Telegraph


“Playing of tremendous lyricism, and in an intellectual depth of interpretation that showed Rachmaninov’s ‘Paganini Variations’ to be a chamber-music work and not just a virtuoso showpiece.”

-Bergamo Oggi, Italy


“…her Beethoven was marvelously poetic, at once passionate yet restrained… this was a performance to treasure, reminiscent of great performances by Solomon and Ashkenazy.”

-Oxford Mail, England


“Donna Stoering captured the hearts and minds of a large audience today…”

-Yorkshire Post, UK


“…a striking dramatic thrust…”

-San Francisco Examiner


“the joy of experiencing someone do something to perfection and to smile while they are doing it, is indeed a rare occurrence  – but it happened often during Ms Stoering’s performance of the Gershwin Piano Concerto in F”

– Santa Cruz Sentinel


“..Her performance in the Mozart Piano Concerto made it an outstanding musical event. Stoering had the technical control, the lightness of touch, and really fine lyrical instincts.”

– San Francisco Chronicle


“…the Opus 28 Fantasie of Scriabin and the stormy, one movement sonata of Charles Griffes enjoyed intense, sinewy readings.”

-Providence Journal, R.I.


“Miss Stoering is a pianist among pianists…”

-Harrow Observer (England)