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Leslie Newman

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Leslie Newman press reviews

“This CD may be regarded as giving an object lesson in how to give life to music; Ms. Newman communicates very directly and effectively, and we can scarcely fail to respond.”
Pan – The Journal of the British Flute Society
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"...faultless, perhaps even definitive readings of repertoire from the 'golden age of the flute'."
Wholenote Magazine

" immensely worthwhile contribution to the catalogue...It is a lovely, warm performance, beautifully recorded...a delightful programme."
Gramophone Magazine

"...played with seamless elegance, refinement and good taste..."
Pan Journal of the British Flute Society

“…the performance ranged from great to stunning.”
Greater Portland Flute Society Newsletter

"...the excellent Canadian flutist Leslie Newman... proved entrancing and unencumbered by the work's numerous technical hurdles..."
The Winnipeg Free Press

"...a stellar performance..."
Huntsville Forester

"With fine breath control, pristine technique, and a superb grasp of the virtuoso hurdles Mozart throws the soloist's way, Newman brought vivid life to her part, especially in the first movement cadenza, and the delicate, tricky mini-cadenza of the finale..."
The Edmonton Journal

"...the technique and tone of a young master..."
The Calgary Herald

"Miss Newman proved as much at ease in the virtuoso passages as in the solo cadenza and the expressive finale."
The Globe and Mail

"Newman gave a polished, sensitive, performance. She has all the requisite equipment--fine technique, a sweet, silvery upper register, a strong, warm, nicely edged lower range, and the ability to bring it all together..."
New Haven Register

"To play as powerfully, as sensitively and as flawlessly as flutist Leslie Newman to write the book on stamina and musical excellence. Newman's command of finger technique is allied to a creamy legato...and a brilliantly quick tongue. Bottom line: one of the highlights of the season."
The Halifax Chronicle-Herald

"...intelligent and satisfying..."
The Toronto Star

"...a perfect mixture of verve and composure...a magical, ethereal atmosphere..."
The Red Deer Advocate

"...Leslie Newman performed with great style and musicianship, as well as technical excellence.. "
Sir Andrew Davis, Conductor, BBC Symphony