PRESS - REVIEWS
"Astounding musicianship – virtuoso playing – a star in the field – a winner"
– SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
"Vivid projection – effortless precision – charm and savoir–faire"
– NEW YORK TIMES
"Complete command of the instrument and inherent sense of musical style"
– EL PORVENIR, MONTERREY, MEXICO
"Wytko enthralled the audience – an international class musician – sheer magic – unbelievable"
– U.S. CONSULATE GENERAL OFFICE, MONTERREY, MEXICO
"outstanding release (Passions Large & Small, ACA Digital)...sonics finely balanced between ambience and clarity...Brent Weaver's 'Psalm' is a beautiful meditation...the performers nail both the slapstick and sensuous languor of Jacque Ibert's 'Concertino da Camera'...the overtones of the funeral bells at the end of the slow movement of William Albright's 'Sonata' are perfectly captured"
– THE ABSOLUTE SOUND MAGAZINE
MAY/JUNE 2013 ISSUE
"King of the saxophone in the Castle Hall of Fame in Bogugslav, Poland"
– KURIER SZCZECINSKI, POLAND
– THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
– STATESMAN JOURNAL, SALEM, OREGON
"(Passions Large & Small CD, ACA Digital)...American saxophonist Joseph Wytko gives a veritable clinic here in all of the sounds, textures, and emotions that can be derived from his instrument...tone is pure, chaste, dignified, with timeless beauty...a place of honor (Ibert: Concertino da Camera)"
– PHIL'S CLASSICAL REVIEWS
AUDIO VIDEO CLUB OF ATLANTA
"All elements of instrumental virtuosity – not only technical, but also passion, fervour – and a singing tone"
– RUCH MUZYCZNY (MUSICAL MOMENT) POLAND'S FOREMOST SERIOUS MUSIC MAGAZINE
"(Passions Large & Small CD, ACA Digital)...considerable panache...expressive and pleasing tone...sensitive and well-considered phrasing...considerable virtuosity."
– FANFARE MAGAZINE
"Splendid performance – exceptional – a superb artist"
– JOVAN KAROVSKI, SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
"In a word, brilliant - extraordinary technical skills - a dazzling staccato - convincing interpretations"
– EUGENE ROUSSEAU, DISTINGUISHED SAXOPHONIST
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
"Masterful – played with passion and control, precision, depth, and clarity"
– MEDICINE HAT NEWS, CANADA
"I was overwhelmed by your artistry"
– LINDSAY LAFFORD, LORD OF RIDLEY (ENGLAND) AND COMPOSER
– FANFARE MAGAZINE
"Wytko's performance is authoritative and definitive"
– SAXOPHONE JOURNAL
"Assured technical mastery, and his interpretation shows perception and depth – performs with control, expression, and notable clarity"
– THE SAXOPHONE SYMPOSIUM MAGAZINE
"Musical perfection – spectacular!"
– ARIZONA STATE MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION
"Wytko performed brilliantly – amazing – a stellar performance"
– TEMPE TRIBUNE, ARIZONA
"A phenomenal musician – a study in control and balance"
– MESA TRIBUNE, ARIZONA
"Joseph Wytko brings the music to life"
– THE INSTRUMENTALIST MAGAZINE
"Wytko elicited sweet sounds – and vigor – Bravissimo!"
– TEMPO, COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZONA
– KENNETH LaFAVE, THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
"Wytko plays with a remarkable variety of tone colors"
– THE ARIZONA REPUBLIC
"Perfectly musical, first class playing, an extraordinary performance – magnificent!"
– KAREL HUSA
"...nothing short of superb – brilliant – I have never heard it ("Music for...") more sensitively played, nor with more control and beauty of tone – everything in its place – Bravo!"
– LESLIE BASSETT
"An unusually fine saxophonist – what a beautiful tone and command of the phrase – the musical thoughts are indeed projected with focus and meaning"
– VINCENT PERSICHETTI
"A great talent - a true success - musical sensibility and engagement"
– ANTHONY GIRARD, COMPOSER-DIRECTOR CONSERVATOIRE DE DARIUS MILHAUD, PARIS
"Wow - superb! Great playing, program, and sound! As close to perfect as I can imagine"
– MIKEL KUEHN, COMPOSER
BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
"I was blown away - thank you for such a wonderful and heartfelt performance - I'm more grateful than I can say"
– BRENT WEAVER, COMPOSER
GEORGE FOX UNIVERSITY
"A master performer - there are few artists on any instrument who can match his sensitivity and control of tone, not to mention his total understanding and conviction in his playing"
– TOMMY JOE ANDERSON, COMPOSER
"Everyone who was at your recital (in Seattle) was absolutely raving about your performance - a great sound"
– KAREN P. THOMAS, COMPOSER
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, SEATTLE PRO MUSICA
"Super – Gorgeous!"
– ARMANDO GHIDONI, COMPOSER (ITALY-FRANCE)
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