"[Mr. Kazantsev] was virtually flawless...[he] ranged over the keyboard with unruffled mastery."
-Robert Battey, The Wasington Post, December 2013
"He is the gem with extraordinary virtuosity and he showed us his exquisite ensemble ability and expression. It was impressive concert which felt me strong “wind” from Russia."
-Hiromi Saito, Ongaku No Tomo magazine, August 2010
Ilya Kazantsev plays with intelligence, artistic integrity and never a carelessly produced sound."
-Rorianne Schrade, New York Concert Review Magazine, Spring 2008