"In the average year there are many concerts/recitals that provoke admiration and respect, from which one emerges with a feeling of pleasure and "uplift", but those which are genuinely describable as exciting or thrilling come, like the spirit of delight, but rarely: one such was given by Virginia Black."
"…Black's intimate style…yields arresting results…lilting, relaxed and gorgeously inflected."
"Virginia Black's command of her instrument is total; she plays as though she belongs naturally to her instrument."
"…she mixed virtuosity and a limpid grace in equal measure…"
"With great assurance she impressed on the Scarlatti sonatas her unmistakable musical personality…authoritative, elegant and with obvious enjoyment of the virtuoso passages…to the delight of the audience."
"…a dazzling performance from Virginia Black"
Virginia Black's CD of the Goldberg Variations by J S Bach was "first choice" in Gramophone and "collectors' choice" in Classic CD, which described her version as "a superb, life-enhancing issue".
"…flows with a grace and effortlessness…"
"…a communicative artist, extrovert, colourful, spontaneous but with a deep sense of poetry."
"…always tasteful and idiomatic…The recorded acoustic is warm yet clear. It has been a delight to get to know Black's playing"
"…her playing … is characterised by verve, subtle phrasing, and an unmistakeable and infectious sense of happiness."
"Virginia Black has abundant technique and sentient musicality…. Had I been restricted to a one-word review it would have been: 'Irresistible'"