"An exceptional pianist […] the level of finesse, power and expressiveness that she displays in these recordings is phenomenal."
– Carl Vine
“The words ‘workmanship’ and ‘consistency’ readily apply to Xiaoya Liu’s rock-solid technical mastery and natural affinity for Vine’s idiom…Highly recommended.”
"Xiaoya Liu [...] provides the strongest possible advocacy for these dark yet compelling works [...] it’s hard to think that anyone could match Liu’s powerful and nuanced performances."
– Chicago Classical Review
“For the complete journey, this is it. And what a ride it is.”
– Limelight (Editor’s Choice)
"... just the final movement of the Piano Sonata No. 4 subtitled ‘Fury’ would be enough to bring any pianist to its knees."
– Classical Music Sentinel
"Liu’s performances are an excellent advocate for each of these sonatas."
"I have a hard time imagining a better reading of these gems."
– Classical-Modern Music Review
"A superb pianist who really gets into the heart of this music […] This is, then, not only an important release due to its being the first made of Vine’s sonatas but also a super rendition of them."
– The Art Music Lounge
"Mostly dense, exuberant, extrovert writing, with some more restrained passages, they are brought to life in these committed performances from Xiaoya Liu."
– Lark Reviews
"“The Forgotten” turns out to be unforgettable."