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David Hurwitz, April 2016

[Avalon String Quartet’s] corporate sonority is warm and mellow, but with just a touch of “rosin” in the tone. They attack rhythmic moments such as the scherzo of the Debussy, the Burlesque and the marches in the Britten pieces, and Garrop’s musically impossibly named “Mouth of Hell” with plenty of guts and precision, but no unpleasant hardness in the tone. The slow music is simply luminous. …it’s awfully well done… © 2016 Read complete review

Huntley Dent
Fanfare, January 2016

…a program of quartets that is entertaining, ingenious, colorful, and moving. Each selection is beautifully played…but even more striking is how healthy the state of composing is for string quartet. © 2015 Fanfare Read complete review

David W Moore
American Record Guide, January 2016

This is a nicely-arranged collection of lovely pieces that makes satisfying listening. It is played with sensitivity and is well recorded. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide

Daniel Stephen Johnson
WQXR (New York), October 2015

…the repertoire they offer here is immensely attractive. In addition to the quartets of Golijov and Garrop, Avalon offers the Debussy String Quartet, a warm and satisfying work, while the early Britten character pieces they have programmed…offer hints of the blossoming composer’s appealing wit. © 2015 WQXR (New York) Read complete review

Terry Robbins
The WholeNote, September 2015

The Avalon Quartet [is] in top form throughout a lovely disc. © 2015 The WholeNote Read complete review

Kara Dahl Russell
The WSCL Blog, September 2015

This musical tour of modern repertoire is…a technical and musical tour de force by this quartet. © 2015 The WSCL Blog Read complete review

Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim
The New York Times, September 2015

The Avalon String Quartet, playing with great warmth and tenderness, appears to have a special sensitivity for this sort of music, anchored in its own time even as it displays its ancient roots proudly. © 2015 The New York Times Read complete review

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