In Quotes

"Her sound was everywhere lush and lovely -- the lullaby [of Schumann's ["Märchenbilder"] has never sounded more meltingly beautiful than it did here."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"She is a master of her instrument -- remarkable technique and warm, full sound."

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

"A performer of the top rank ... the sounds she drew were not only completely unproblemmatical -- technically faultless, generously nuanced - but sensuously breathtaking."

THE BOSTON GLOBE

"She shapes the viola line as though it were written for voice, not for an instrument ...with a lush tone, and phrasing that was carefully nuanced."

THE NEW YORK TIMES

"Her warmth of tone as well as flexibility of phrase comprised an affecting performance. Beneath the unassuming platform manner was a skill and sensitivity that should ensure her continuing success."

THE TIMES [London]

"Phelps is one of the more persuasive violists on the solo circuit."

THE LOS ANGELES TIMES