Critical Acclaim for Dennis Koster
CRITICAL ACCLAIM FOR THE ARTISTRY OF DENNIS KOSTER




" ...Bold!...Brilliant!...Masterly!...Fantastic!..."

THE NEW YORK TIMES







" A Brilliant, Aptly Fantastic Performance...A Masterly Command of the Instrument."





" Koster, Shifting From Flamenco Guitar To Classic, Has Considerable Success."



" The most fascinating offering was the guitarist's own transcription of Kodaly's Sonata for solo cello (Op. 8), which has become a proving ground for virtuoso cellists. In Mr. Koster's version, the Sonata became a startlingly different piece, a worthwhile piece in its own right."



THE NEW YORK TIMES







" He Made the Music Genuinely Exciting."



" That Mr. Koster has a big technique there is no doubt. Regardless of the musical style or specific work involved, Mr. Koster seem all authority. The sounds he drew from the guitar were splendidly colorful and varied, the rhythms at once supple, steady and compelling. Mr. Koster made flamenco sound considerably vital and meaningful."



NEW YORK TIMES









" Dennis Koster Plays Own Guitar Work in A Bold Program."




" IMPRESSIVE!...He was able to toss off difficult runs and sculpt long melodies with complete confidence. And it is no small compliment to Mr. Koster's artistry to report that he seemed genuinely at home both in the sober Bach (Lute Suite No. 2) and in his own suite, a bracing flamenco work. The transcription (Bartok's Chaconne and Fuge) succeeded imposingly."



NEW YORK TIMES







" His Technical Artistry is Amazing - Perhaps the Finest I Have Ever Personally Heard."



" Dennis also has great ability in establishing rapport with audiences - comments about his recital here at Music in the Mountains were all most positive. I look forward to his return to our festival."



PAUL PERRY

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

MUSIC IN THE MOUNTAINS

NEVADA CITY, CA







" Guitarist's Deft Playing Impresses Symphony Audience."

" Virtuoso guitarist Dennis Koster was enthusiastically received by the capacity Civic Center audience as he demonstrated his talents in two concertos for guitar and orchestra and a set of solo guitar works. He commanded rapt attention from the audience from the onset and WAS ACCORDED A STANDING OVATION AFTER HIS PERFORMANCE OF JOAQUIN RODRIGO'S CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ."



WYOMING TRIBUNE







" Dennis Koster Is An Exceptional Interpreter of My Compositions."



SABICAS







" A Master Guitarist and A Master of Flamenco."



CBS-TV







" Utterly Magnificent! - One of the Great Guitarists of Our Time."



WEVD RADIO, NY








" An Astounding Performance!."



" He exploded the myth that one must be Gitano (Spanish gypsy) in order tounderstand and capture the spirit of flamenco ."



SOUNDBOARD MAGAZINE








" A Singular Guitarist!"



"Somehow, Dennis Koster has mastered both classical and flamenco guitar. Like no other guitarist I've heard, he plays both styles brilliantly and without a hint of compromise. This recording (Two Sides of Dennis Koster - La Bella Records) shows it as indisputably as any of his outstandingly successful concert appearances. At midpoint, he simply changes guitars and shifts musical gears, adding a completely new dimension to an already impressive tour de force. The result is ONE OF THE MOST SATISFYING LISTENING EXPERIENCES IMAGINABLE."



BROOK ZERN

FLAMENCO EDITOR

GUITAR REVIEW MAGAZINE