Here's just a small sampling of press quotes.... 

Critics’ comments  about the Palisades Virtuosi

Highlights from the latest reviews for New American Masters, Volume 5

"True “virtuosi,” the performers aren’t daunted by the occasionally demanding scores, but penetrate easily to the heart of each singularly different offering."

"As everywhere on this disc, the players respond with both virtuosity and style; the actual standard of recording is of the very highest throughout."

"A stimulating collection of world premiere recordings."


Read Reviews of New American Masters Volume 5 here


Highlights from the Fanfare Magazine reviews for "New American Masters - Volume 1".

"The stylistic and emotional range of this release is as extraordinary as is Palisades Virtuosi’s fine-tuned ensemble work...  In terms of intonation, articulation, and musical insight, Palisades Virtuosi represent the best of our current world-class standards."

"Now for some really good news—this one is a pure winner! ...feelings of relief and delight flooded my soul as each new piece proved its mettle. The sound is terrific and the performances couldn’t be better."

You can read the entire text of our reviews here.

Read reviews of New American Masters volumes 2 & 3 here.

Read reviews of New American Master volume 4 here.

Read our latest interview in Fanfare Magazine!


“The Palisades Virtuosi (PV) is an ensemble which does what this writer profoundly intends should happen everywhere: it cares deeply about connecting living composers with living audiences. It plays well-known music, too, but the heart of every one of its concerts is the premiere of a commissioned work. Over the past few years since the first time I heard them I can recollect no concert which was without a premiere. What a record!” 
--Classical New Jersey Society Journal

"A group which recently strode into New Jersey's active music scene is the Palisades Virtuosi. In addition to the simple fact that they live up to their name and make no bones about it, they are actively commissioning new works and exploring different kinds of concerts....Let's put aside any doubts as to the performances themselves. These three players...are first-rate musicians who never had one moment of insecurity or dull playing... The concert was filled with vital performances...[and] was fascinating in its variety. And of course there were the players living up to the name they chose: the Palisades Virtuosi with emphasis on the latter." 
--Classical New Jersey Society Journal

 “Perfect in every sense, the Palisades Virtuosi marries past with present; artistry with heart.” 
--LeQuita Vance-Watkins, Crossroads Arts Council (VT)


Critics’ comments  about the members of the Palisades Virtuosi

Ron Levy, pianist:

“The sensitivity of Levy’s playing, his ability to balance the piano part with the other instruments, his mastery of style and his limpid passage work amounted to a master class in the art of chamber music performance.” 
 - Bennington Banner 

Donald Mokrynski, clarinetist:

“Mokrynski was excellent, in full command not only of his own part, but of the music as a whole, playing with expressive nuance and inflection, a sense of phrasing and direction, and constant awareness of his partners.” 
 - New York Concert Review

“One of the best young clarinetists before the public today” 
 - Manchester Journal 

Margaret Swinchoski, flutist:

“Technical acumen, timbres and musicianship rarely heard from concert flutists” 
 - The Salt Lake Tribune

“Swinchoski provides as much nuance and sound variety as a flutist can produce” 
 - Classical NJ Society Journal

“Swinchoski’s bright tone, agile technique and obvious commitment serves the music admirably” 
- Manchester Journal