Acclaim

Newman's technical mastery proved entirely dazzling.

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Joshua Kossman, San Francisco Chronicle

Newman... seems to be in a class of his own...

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David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

Cellist Clancy Newman made a striking impression.

The Strad

Clancy Newman is a most phenomenally gifted young cellist...

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Graham Strahle, The Australian

The fact that [Newman is an] active composer may help explain the sense of artistic insight that informed every note.

Bernard Jacobson, Seattle Times

Cellist Clancy Newman quickly won listerners' hearts, exhibiting both a sensitivity and intensity...

Michael Cameron, Chicago Tribune

The youthful Newman once again proved that he is an exceptional cellist...

Dennis Rooney, The Strad

...Newman played with infinite tenderness...

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Peter McCallum, Sydney Morning Herald
Ligeti Solo Sonata in Alice Tully Hall

Clancy Newman played it with an exhilarating energy and a clear sense of its contours.

Allan Kozinn, New York Times
Kennedy Center

Newman's piece [Juxt-Opposition] built from a lush, chorale-like treatment of its folk-melodic material into an increasingly violent furor in the strings -- puncuated by percussive interruptions from the keyboard before starting to wittily jump-cut back and forth between well-mannered chorale and haywire explosiveness.

Joe Banno, Washington Post

Clancy Newman... is an altogether extraordinary player... an incredible display of inventiveness and virtuosity.

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Edith Eisler, New York Concert Review

... no other performance of Op. 99 (and as a Brahms geek, I've heard plenty) so masterly told the story of this piece.

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David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center recital

[The] recital began with Newman's own Music for Unaccompanied Cello (2003), which was introduced by fellow composer Bruce Adolphe as "music so hard even [Newman] cannot believe he's playing it." And a bravura display it was.

Dennis Rooney, The Strad
Young Cellist Newman Dazzles

... there was not a single tentative gesture, no pausing before a difficult passage, no phrase that didn't demonstrate depth of feeling and natural expression.

John Huxhold, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Newman was spectacular in the Dumky...

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Steve Moffett, Sydney Daily Telegraph

Clancy Newman... brought a recognizably individualist approach to the infamous Elgar concerto.

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Jeffrey Johnson, Hartford Courant

Clancy Newman... had the audience beside itself...

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David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

One of [the tour's] best finds is cellist Clancy Newman...

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Harriet Cunningham, Sydney Morning Herald

"... you wanted to download the concert immediately."

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David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

Mr. Newman... is a throwback to those golden days when string players were not afraid to express themselves with generous amounts of vibrato.

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Fred Kirshnit, New York Sun

Mendelssohn's Sonata... impressed for the unanimity of approach from both artists... Selby's superbly voiced Adagio chorale marvellously introducing Newman's exquisite, lyric cello.

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Martin Duffy, Sydney Morning Herald
Brahms Double Concerto

... you had to marvel at the soloists' interpretive sophistication and drive.

Peter Dobrin, Philadelphia Inquirer

After the one-chord orchestral introduction, Newman quickly established a confident grip on the music's emotional intensity, playing with a warm, clean tone...

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Roy C. Dicks, Raleigh News and Observer
Barber Concerto with Richmond Symphony

[The Barber Cello Concerto] was exhilarating to watch... Newman had no difficulty projecting his aggressive, hard-edged sound.

Martha Erwin, Richmond Times Dispatch

When you encounter cellist Clancy Newman... you hear what you didn't know you were missing: Classics utterly transformed without being dismantled.

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David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

... a genius?

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John Lutterman, San Francisco Classical Voice

Newman’s profound skill as a chamber musician was immediately evident...

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Paul Nolan, ArtsHub.com

[Newman] lived up splendidly to all of [Barber Concerto's] many demands, giving it everything one could ask for from a cellist...

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Harry Schroeder, Konk Life

This young player’s cello has a distinctly vocal character which may spring from an ability to phrase his line as an informed singer does...

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Clive O'Connell, O'Connell the Music
NBSO, Soloist Serve a "Feast" Indeed

Newman's exquisitely tender performance made us wish this lovely lyrical piece [Marlos Nobre's "Poema"] had lasted longer...

Laurie Robertson-Lorent, Southcoast Today
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