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"Guest Steven Graff brought an agile, rapidfire, imaginative edge to the piano, notably his own improvised cadenzas, which were as bitingly entertaining as they were anachronistic, taking the piece two hundred years into the future. Yet these made a perfect fit with the music."

Lucid Culture
(review of Mozartís Piano Concerto No. 20)

"Graff's playing has two strong points contributing to the success of this recital: He is a superb technician, most notable for his supple rhythmic control and tonal shading, and he completely inhabits the spirit of the composer. What more can a new-music aficionado ask for? For that matter, what more can any music lover ask for?"

Peter Burwasser
Fanfare Magazine

"In this recital of wall-to-wall premiere recordings, Graff plays Carbon with a comfortable authority, easily equal to the virtuosity of the Sonata, but with the experience and expressiveness necessary to communicate the timbral and textural nuances of the Spanish Lessons."

Len Mullenger
MusicWeb International

"Graff plays...with passion and no little flair. He has a fluid, natural sense of rhythm..."

Peter Burwasser
Fanfare Magazine

"...a world class pianist."

Irv Kupcinet
Chicago Sun Times

"The program opens with a bracing account of Robert Muczynski's
Toccata, Op. 15."

Stephen Estep
American Record Guide

"With his classical purity and earnestness, Steven Graff suggested a young Wilhelm Backhaus. There is no higher accolade."

David Higgins
The Desert Sun
Palm Springs, CA

"Exciting...great technical skill and broad musical understanding."

Bjorn Tore
Ostlands-Posten
Larvik, Norway

"Technically above reproach...fascinating pedal effects, genuine sensitivity."

Gerald Elliott
Grand Rapids Press
Grand Rapids , MI

"Steven Graff is undoubtedly one of the finest musical talents our village has produced."

Diane Freeman
Life Northshore
Northbrook , IL

"Steven Graff of New York City is molding future musicians at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music."

Kay Rohrer
Sunday News
Lancaster , PA

"Mr. Graff unquestionably has the virtuosity to cope with the difficulties asked of him by the music...(he) is a strong advocate of this literature and his playing served it up with excitement and authority."

Harris Goldsmith
New York Concert Review

"...the refreshing sensuality of this impressionistic piece was a delight to the ear and the lush broad strokes of Graff's graceful phrasing was an equal pleasure to the eye."

Mary Petro
Greenwich Time
Connecticut


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