“inspiring” – New Zealand School of Music
“splendid performance” – composer Marc Satterwhite, Director of Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition, Professor University of Louisville
“a fresh ensemble making magnificent music” – Anthony Kelley, Associate Professor of the Practice, Music, Duke University
“performance finesse of the very highest order….gorgeous sounds and breathlessly beautiful music” - International Double Reed Society review of Michael Burns CD Primavera: Music for Bassoon by Bassoonists
“It was wonderful to encounter again bassoon virtuoso Michael Burns”
- John Lambert, Classical Voice of NC.
“Impeccable…the flute of Carla Copeland-Burns.” - W. Gerald Cochran
Classical Voice of NC.
Full Review from the Classical Voice of North Carolina of Michael Burns’ solo CD Primavera: Music for Bassoon and Piano by Bassoonists
"The deep and pungent contrabassoon of Michael Burns...added much to the sonic tapestry conjured up by Schwarz."
-William Thomas Walker, CVNC review of an Eastern Music Festival performance of Mahler's Ninth Symphony, conducted by Gerard Schwartz.
“This performance and program was so engaging and colorful. Brilliantly played performance”– J. Ransom, High Point
University Cultural Arts Committee
“I had no idea what to expect before last night’s Blue Mountain Ensemble recital. I just
had to call to tell you I’ve been thinking about it all day!” - M. Shoemaker