Brinton Averil Smith

ACCLAIM

Acclaim For Brinton Smith

Melodies poured from his instrument with singing beauty and liquid consistency.

…only one thing gave any sense of order to the evening: the extraordinary musicianship of the young performer… challenges were met and transcended…


New York Newsday

Stunningly beautiful… I cannot imagine a better stylistic match for (Gil) Shaham and Eguchi than cellist Brinton Smith. The way they play the unison passages…


American Record Guide

… Brinton Smith is the hugely eloquent, impassioned soloist… The sheer bravura of Smith's reading is infectious…


Gramophone

…(Smith) is perfectly suited to the elusive quality of the solo part. . .He plays with great conviction and character. In the expansive soundworld of the…


The Strad

Give cellist Brinton Smith melody and he'll shape it, tenderize it and make it sing. He's a romantic at heart, given to rhapsodic outpourings that reveal the…


San Diego Union-Tribune

Brinton Averil Smith’s cello solos were sweet and delicate and drop-dead beautiful…


The Dallas Morning News

an extraordinary cellist…


Strings Magazine

Melodies poured from his instrument with singing beauty and liquid consistency. Regardless of tempo or the register of his instrument (high, medium or low)…


Houston Chronicle

strongly projected…eloquent, grave monologue…


The New Yorker

Cellist Brinton Averil Smith was soloist for Dvorak’s Cello Concerto. This was the third performance of this masterpiece in area concerts this fall; Yo-Yo Ma…


Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Breathtakingly beautiful performance…


San Diego Reader

He dominates the instrument, as Nelsova does, to be sure. More than that, however, he plays so smoothly that the sound is almost constantly beautiful, seldom…


Arizona Daily Sun

Smith’s cello playing is heartrendingly beautiful…


Music Web International

…a well established soloist, which is obvious in his secure playing. Smith’s performance of the cello solos was spectacular…


The Register Guard (Eugene, OR)

…a gripping, full-blooded interpretation. The young American made the most of the works many dramatic shifts of mood…


The New Zealand Herald

…Smith displayed his exceptional musical gifts. Chief among them were an impassioned determination, a handsome tone and a zeal for accuracy…


San Diego Union-Tribune

Rozsa’s Toccata Capricciosa recalls the Kodaly Solo Cello Sonata in its fiery and rhapsodic character and its near-impossible technical challenges. Smith…


The Arizona Daily Star (Tucson)

…cellist Brinton Averil Smith played with virtuosity, intensity and rich timbre in the lead role. The warm expressiveness of his playing clearly conveyed…


Houston Chronicle

…extremely challenging solo writing that Smith tosses off with mastery and abandon…


The Arizona Republic



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