Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer/choreographer: "David Wolff is a sensitive artist." NYC, Feb. 2003
Constance Keene, former Piano Professor, Manhattan School of Music: "The next Leonard Bernstein." NYC. Sept. 1995
Tucker Carlson, Polital Commentator, Fox News, formerly with CNN, MSNBC: "Funny as hell! And he can play the piano too..." Pinehurst, NC. Sept 25, 2010
Hillary Rodham Clinton: "Your Rhapsody [in Blue] was extraordinary. Thank you."
Janelle Gelfand on the classical music scene: "Pianist David Michael Wolff is excellent." Recital in Dayton, Ohio with Soprano Angela Brown. May 2, 2008. View complete review online or view PDF.
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Review of Drawn to Dance, a multimedia work composed and arranged by Wolff that unifies dance, music, poetry and song. Performed with legendary modern dancer and choreographer, Ruth Davidson Hahn, acclaimed international diva, Constance Hauman, and celebrated artist, Terry Rosenberg. Excerpts from review, Red Cloud, Nebraska, March 6, 2005. [read full review]
"The performance began with an intelligent and inspired piano performance of Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op.32 #12
by David Wolff. Wolff plays with an encompassing, controlled intensity that is as natural, necessary, and strong as lightening before the storm.
Drawn to Dance, the title piece, is a magnetic virtuoso between dance, music, poetry and the graphic arts. The poetry of Poet Laureate and native son, Ted Kooser supplies the narrative theme for the dance. Wolff is composer, arranger and pianist. Hauman graces the music with her clear soprano. Dancer/choreographer Davidson Hahn works in concert with artist Terry Rosenberg whose drawings are projected upon a screen behind the dancer and produced simultaneous to her movements. Rosenberg has long explored the human form in movement, especially in dance. He is exhibited in museums in the U.S. and Europe. His action paintings have included dancers with the
Davidson Hahn and Terry Rosenberg at the Opera House in Red Cloud during "Drawn To Dance"
Photo Credit - Richard Salem
American Ballet Theater, Mark Morris Dance Group, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company and Dance Theater of Harlem.
Drawn to Dance is an amazing juxtaposition between the evocative snapshot of the spoken word, the limitless communication of drawing in form, function, design and the emotion of color or its absence, interpreted by the language of dance."
Eric Ewazen, composer and Professor at The Juilliard School: "That was the best interpretation of Down a River of Time I have ever heard. Thank you!" On David Michael Wolff conducting Carolina Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, March 3, 2011
Fayetteville Observer: "... conductor and musical director David Michael Wolff coaxes a terrific performance of the difficult score by the Fayetteville Symphony Orchestra." Click here to read the full review (March 7, 2008)