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​"Each variation was imbued with distinctive character and cellist Michael Katz’s bold, rich sound especially captivated the ear." -- The Strad
"Katz on cello, was expert if not inspiring."
-- Herald-Tribune
" Katz drew handsome, fruity notes from the lower register, conveying the sumptuous melody with deeper hues ..... Katz then entered to a spine-tingling effect."
-- Strings Magazine 
"Michael Katz on cello was wonderful in this piece, amplifying the warmth of his instrument in the space on the comfortable repertoire. His pitch was excellent with a compelling and resonant bowing."
--Palm Beach Post
" In the Shostakovich, the opening cello solo by Michael Katz was outstanding and set the tone for what followed" -- Peninsula Reviews 
" Mr. Katz gave a polished performance; his tone was singing in the lyrical second movement and the bravura sections of the first and third movements were played with brio." -- New York Concert Review 

Photo credit: Sophie Zhai

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