Jay Campbell reviewed in the New York Times
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Jay Campbell reviewed in the New York Times

Cellist Jay Campbell, winner of the Juilliard School's Leo B. Ruiz Memorial Recital Award, gave a thrilling performance of Elliott Carter's Figment that won a glowing review from Anthony Tommasini in the New York Times: "As played by Mr. Campbell with complete command and cool control, the music seemed an episodic yet tautly dramatic narrative."

Rave review for The Pacifica Quartet's performances of Carter, Janáček, and Beethoven
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Rave review for The Pacifica Quartet's performances of Carter, Janáček, and Beethoven

"In the fifth quartet by Mr. Carter... their efforts paid off in an engrossing, characterful performance of the dozen short movements, in which brash dissonances are playfully contrasted with emotive outbursts and lyrical interludes. The high harmonics of the Adagio sereno unfolded with a luminescent tranquillity. The otherworldly character of Mr. Carter’s two 'Fragments' for string quartet, written in the 1990s, was illuminated with similar delicacy."