Reviews

Piano Trio, SOLI Chamber Ensemble

“The highly disciplined Piano Trio by San Antonian Niccolo Athens flowed like a babbling stream.”

May 19, 2014, San Antonio Express News, David Hendricks

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Piano Trio, SOLI Chamber Ensemble

“Niccolo Athens’s Piano Trio was a study in tradition, and the three movements were rigorous for both player and listener.”

June 4, 2014, New Music Box, Andrew Sigler

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Piano Trio, SOLI Chamber Ensemble

“…his melodic contours are remarkably enterprising.”

May 22, 2014, Incident Light, Mike Greenberg

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My Cathedral, The Longfellow Chorus

“A soaring “My Cathedral” by Niccolo D. Athens made one wonder why the clarinet is not used more often to accompany choral works. Its voice, under the command of Karen Beacham, easily distinguished itself through the most fortissimo passages of the Longfellow Chorus.”

March 6, 2012, The Portland Press Herald, Christopher Hyde

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Divergent Paths, The New Juilliard Ensemble

“Niccolo Athens’ Divergent Paths, was fascinating by its audacity as much as its music. Countless composers, from Mozart to Harrison, have worked with Asian modes. But nobody has ever tried to contrast and then coalesce Chinese music with plainly American music. …”

November 12, 2010, Concertonet.com, Harry Rolnick

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