Press

Press and Accolades for Maestro David Michael Wolff and the Carolina Philharmonic. 

Franco Corelli, tenor: "David is a pianist with a real understanding of vocal expression."  NYC, Jan. 2000 

Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer/choreographer:  "David Wolff is a sensitive artist."  NYC, Feb. 2003

Washington Post (Washington DC): "[Soprano Constance] Hauman's voice was ably accompanied by a chamber orchestra in arrangements by pianist and conductor David Wolff."  Read full review of Exiles in Paradise (Nov. 5, 2005)
Listen to Constance Hauman's historic live performance of Leonard Bernstein's Glitter and be Gay from Candide, with Bernstein conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.  This performance launched Hauman to overnight international stardom.  Hauman, who performed at the Philharmonic's inaugural Gala, will return to Pinehurst in 2012/13 to present Exiles in Paradise.

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.
View youtube clips from this concert:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRRKOcoiePg  [skip to 5:00 for music]

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)


Classical Voice of NC review of early Carolina Phil concert at Weymouth, audience of 3 (!).  11-14-2009


Fayetteville Observer.  Preview of debut of West Side Chamber Orchestra (WSCO) in Fayetteville (WSCO would later become Carolina Phil). 2-6-2009


Barletta Quotidiano della Sera (Barletta, Italy): “A musician and a virtuoso.”  Click here to read full review (4-21-2004) in Italian with English translation.


Santa Barbara News-Press: "Wolff's performance…was electrifying, heart stopping. With soaring lines pealing away layers of underlying passion the scene became intensely personal..... nearly impossible to watch, spellbinding. The audience went into an uproar and those that were there are still talking about it." Click here to read full review (8-17-1994) from the Santa Barbara News-Press.


Seattle Times Profile.  11-4-1993


Seattle Times Review.  11-8-1993


Seattle Post-Intelligencer Review4-10-1995


The Herald. Dec. 5, 1993 (Everett, Washington)

The Lake Stevens Journal. April 6, 1988 (Lake Stevens, Washington)