"All the superlatives have been used before and sadly there is no well of unused ones for me to explore in order to add my own. Suffice it to say that his is an extraordinary talent whose playing on this album is quite frankly nothing short of astonishing.
"Being labeled naturally gifted often belies the sheer dedication required to perform such intricate and challenging pieces as 'effortlessly' as this. What the term does say, however, is that Temirzhan's playing conveys a talent so at ease with the music, it is as though his deep understanding and respect for the compositions literally radiates from the very recording itself."
"…his is an extraordinary talent whose playing on this album is quite frankly nothing short of astonishing."
"Yerzhanov closes the program with a world premiere recording of Prokofiev's own solo piano transcription of his wonderful Classical Symphony. Since I am one of those unusual people who regularly listen to symphonic repertoire in arrangements for piano, this item was particularly welcome.? I was particularly impressed by both the arrangement and the execution of the Finale from the Symphony, with all of its repeated notes at a blistering tempo.
"This is a must for collectors of Prokofiev,? [Yerzhanov] has the perfect temperament and all the technical skill to make this a worthy addition to your music library."