© Alena Walentin 2018

Alena is a wonderfully accomplished player with the most beautiful round and expressive sound showing a huge range of colours, moods and dynamics with evident ease. She has  excellent technique which never lets you for a moment think she might find anything difficult! ... her seamless legato with that lovely liquid golden, round sound always taking one through her musical phrasing." - British Flute Society written 

"Alena Walentin is the superlative flute soloist, by turns flamboyantly virtuosic and affectingly lyrical"- The British Double Reed Society

"It is on rare occasions that the quality of the music-making is matched by the generosity of spirit of the performers to such an extent that the whole evening is a real joy" - The Cumberland News

"Excellent flute playing" - The Courier, Leamington Spa

"Flautist Alena Walentin played with poise, her silvery tones blending seamlessly with the strings" - The Northern Echo

".. won the affection of the audience with the outstanding musical expertise. A special evening to remember.”- Chichester Observer

"Alena instantly created a sense of atmosphere by slowly working through the melody and getting maximum impact from each chromatic detail. Her flawless tone throughout the middle register was rich enough to sustain interest in every long note, and certainly showed an attention to detail that was as worthy as it was effective."-Bachtrack

'Alena is a wonderful player with a beautiful tone and a bubbly personality that shines through on stage.' PAN magazine, British Flute Society

"Atéa players conveyed that with great passion, exemplified by their Russian flautist, whose inspired performance will linger in many minds for a long time." Voice for Arran

"virtuosic playing of international soloist.. I can honestly say that I have never heard a flute played like that. The level of fastidious technique, the gigantic sound, and individual musical ideas that these three (performed with Denis Bouriakov and Stefan Hoskuldsson) bring to the table is unlike anything the flute world has ever seen before." - National Flute Association

“ Can a flute dance ? Is it possible ? Yes indeed, if only the flute is in the hands of Alena Walentin ! She is one of the leading flautist in classical music. On the very same level as the great Emmanuel Pahud and William Bennett. And, she is demanded throughout the world. At the opening night of of Møn Summerconcert, in the Bohemian Hall, she delivered a solid, seducing and victorious performance. Her fast fingers dancing on the flute could knock an entire army out. And regardless of the composer she was performing, she showed utmost control throughout. All through the recital, there was a thick velvet of elegance covering the evening” - Sjællandske, written by Svend Klarskov