Ben Capps — Quotesheet
Thursday, March 24th, 2011 3:46 PM
"Most Appealing" — The New York Times
"Rich and Human" — The New York Sun
"Virtuosic and Impassioned" — The Barre Montpelier Times
"Young cello phenomenon from New York named Benjamin Capps has one foot in the uptown Manhattan barrio of his early years, another foot in that cathedral of midtown classicism, Juilliard, and another foot – okay, the instrument´s peg – on the road as the principal cellist of the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas…the irrepressible Ben Capps´s dazzling technique and a fearsomely meaty tone…make [Songs and Dances] a swinging experience."
— The Holland Times
"Capps was a veritable "cellist´s cellist," exhibiting impeccable technical security and deep musical understanding. His playing was masterfully shaded…Capps rode the crest of the concerto´s soaring phrases and made them bloom, giving full expression to the work´s yearning melodies and emotional poignancy."
— The Epoch Times