About Falla, Ravel, Albeniz, Poulenc, Bartok CD:
“There’s a decidedly old-style feel to Altschuler’s playing…reminiscent of old school masters such as his former teacher Friedman, and Heifetz and Kreisler.”

– Terry Robbins
The Whole Note

 

About Falla, Ravel, Albeniz, Poulenc, Bartok CD:
“Passion and portamento from a young American violinist…He has what might be called an old-fashioned style, with heavy vibrato and a lot of portamento, particularly in the Falla and Ravel arrangements…For Poulenc’s Sonata he uses a bigger palette, with impassioned melody in the first movement and flexible, expressive playing in the second…”

– Tim Homfray
The Strad

 

About Falla, Ravel, Albeniz, Poulenc, Bartok CD:
“Falla’s Canciones populares españolas are astutely played … The Ravel Pièce en forme de Habanera is nicely judged though … [and] Falla’s Danse espagnole .. in the Kreisler arrangement, is fluently and sensitively dispatched. He seems to have real affinities with Falla … in the Poulenc Sonata … The broad outline of the interpretation is nicely balanced … Good tempi – similar to Menuhin and Jacques Février – and largely fine technical resources, which include the good playing of the tragic lyricism of the finale…

– Jonathan Woolf
MusicWeb International

 

About Falla, Ravel, Albeniz, Poulenc, Bartok CD:
“…he incorporates use of glissandi and color in the RIGHT places for the RIGHT reasons. If only more of the wonderful young artists today would re-visit the artistry of the “golden era” of music-making, their own expressive vocabulary sadly lacking a palette of colors, would be enriched. It was a treat to experience this sensitive performance.”

-Sherry Kloss
Violinist and Teacher
Founder and Artistic Director
“Music Institute for the Development of Personal Style”
Co-Founder of Jascha Heifetz Society

 

“…a very gifted violinist who possesses the talent and the capability to become a truly outstanding violinist of his generation…and sound and accuracy of intonation that are truly extraordinary.”

– Erick Friedman
Concert Violinist
Professor Yale School of Music

 

“In response to the standing ovation at concert’s end, the performers offered a hauntingly beautiful encore, another Piazzolla composition entitled “Oblivion”…Altschuler’s Robert McDuffie-like sweetness of tone…”

-Bill Pasch
Professor of English, Emeritus
Clayton State University

 

“What a terrific CD with very interesting selections well performed. You are quite an impressive violinist.”

-Brown Bradley
Director of Music and Fine Arts
Artistic Director: FPC Concerts’ Promenades

 

“Tuesday’s Music Live, America’s largest luncheon concert series, has presented many pianists during its 27 year history. Emil Altschuler and pianist Claire Chung-Lim’s performance was breathtaking and they received a well-deserved standing ovation. Mr. Altschuler’s intonation and musicality were incredible and the audience feasted on every note.”

-Keith Shafer, Artistic Director
Tuesday’s Music Live, Inc.
Augusta, Georgia

 

“If you look closely at a violinist in action, you may notice a gizmo between the instrument and the player’s left shoulder. That’s a shoulder rest. It holds the violin in place as the left hand scurries around. But Emil Altschuler shuns the shoulder rest. He says it mutes the violin’s resonance. He goes without, balancing his violin on his collarbone—not even his shoulder, the bone!—and…his hand. And somehow he still scurries around just fine. The young virtuoso brings his unconventional technique to two recitals in Georgia: you can see Emil Altschuler in person in Griffin on Monday or in Augusta on Tuesday. … and coming up on GPB we’ll hear his rich, well-supported sound, without the visuals. I’m Sarah Zaslaw. Midday Music begins right after the news.”

-Sarah Zaslaw
Classical Music Host
Georgia Public Media (NPR)

 

“I had a chance to check out your “Falla – Ravel – Albéniz – Poulenc – Bartók” CD on CD Baby and was very impressed with your performance, repertoire and production – you have a great program of works – eclectic yet really holds together, your performance is excellent – very expressive and emotive – and the production quality is very good – very well done ; you have excellent intonation and technique, great artistry and your playing is deeply poetic and expressive – really great to listen to.”

-Nick Peros
Phoenix Classical

 

Such a brilliant choice of pieces for everyone and so superbly played. Please thank your pianist the fine use of our Mason & Hamlin and her acute listening to you. There were so many ecstatic comments passed along to me by exiting audience members; you must have felt it. Thank you, Emil, for your artistry.”

-Robert Wyatt
Director of music at Highfield Hall

 

“Your performance is really excellent…” (referring to “Psalm 121” released on Bridge Records)

– Martin Boykin
Emeritus Professor of Music
Brandeis University