QUOTES FROM THE PRESS


Performance with Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg at the Metropolitan Museum
"...the performance was energetic and impassioned. At the end, the audience at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, an intimate place for chamber music, erupted with cheers."
Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times, February 25,2002

Ernst von Dohnanyi: Piano Quintet in c minor
"...the "Adagio" featured a viola solo beautifully played by Mr.Wilson- a sea of sonorous sound that made the audience pause...."
Nicole Hamilton, The Cincinnati Enquirer, December 11, 2002

Bax: Fantasy Sonata, for viola and harp (RCM Records)
"Some performances of this work have been rather lacklustre, but this new one stands among the very best. The viola tone is strong and rich, and Evan Wilson plays with great feeling and authority."
British Music Society, February 1999

Berlioz: Harold in Italy
"Wilson again exhibited the authority, technique and plush tone one has come to expect from his exposed outings."
Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times, October 19th, 1998

"Wilson's splendorous but full tone and commanding technique gave an especial sheen to the beauties of Berlioz' "Harold in Italy."
Daniel Cariaga, Los Angeles Times, October 19th, 1998

"The 31-year old Principal Violist gave ample evidence in Berlioz' Harold in Italy that he is every bit a present and future key to the L.A. Philharmonic... Wilson produced waves of rich, vibrant sound, and a loving attention to phrasing and dynamic subtlety."
Greg Hettmansberger, L.A. Daily News, August 13th, 1993

Telemann Viola Concerto & Schulman "Theme and Variations"
"... Telemann's wonderful, somewhat moody Viola Concert in G Major, performed with an admirable feel for Baroque styling by Evan Wilson... rich and honeyed tone also gave vigorous life to the rarely heard, exceedingly virtuosic Theme and Variations by Alan Schulman"
David Wallace, Orange County Daily Breeze, March 9th, 1999

Mahler's Ninth Symphony with Boston Symphony Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
"... in this symphony [the principal violist] faces some of the most exposed and demanding solos in the repertory. They were wonderfully played by Evan Wilson, Principal Violist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic."
Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe, December 8th, 1995

Chamber music at Spannungen Festival, Heimbach, Germany, with pianist Lars Vogt
"The sheer joy of music burst forth from every measure."
Duerener Zeitung, September 15th, 1998

Chamber music with violist Yuri Bashmet
"The Russian violist joined a contingent of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's brightest and best... in a pleaseantly varied, stunningly played program... at the Colburn's School's Zipper Concert Hall... Bashmet and Wilson opened the proceedings with a duo by Jean-Marie Leclair... They traced its highly Baroque course neatly and suavely."
John Henken, Los Angeles Times, November 25h, 1998

Mozart: Divertimento for string trio, K. 563
"... brimming with energy, clarity, warmth, and sparkle"
Chris Pasles, Los Angeles Times, April 22nd, 1998

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