Category Archives: Presenters Quotes

Frère Jean-Marie, Taizé Community

“It was a wonderful moment, a true gift you offered to the young people and to all of us present. The way you wove music and commentary together, with art and intelligence, brought us into the world of these songs. … Continue reading

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Joyce Bodig, The Frick Collection

“In short, Asteria was the hit of the free Frick evening…when attendees were asked their favorite part of the evening, they said coming into the Frick and hearing Sylvia & Eric singing in the Garden Court.”

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Celeste Fetta, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

“Their program was a HUGE hit and so wonderful. What a talented and amazing couple- they are true treasures and I hope to have the chance to work with them again.”

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Thomas Heywood, Artistic Director of the Chilikat Performing Arts Center, Haines, Alaska

“We all just loved the concert Eric and Sylvia put on. There is something about that music that just connects right with the soul and transports you to that ancient world. Our audience was enchanted to say the least. …They … Continue reading

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Renee Baldocchi, Director of Public Programs, Legion of Honor Museum, San Francisco

“I am thrilled with the outcome and I know that our museum visitors loved their lecture and their music.  Simply breathtaking.”

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Steve Guthrie, Agnes Scott College

“Eric’s and Sylvia’s performance and talk Saturday evening was one of the high points of SEMA (Southeastern Medieval Association) conferences since I’ve been a member and one of the high points of the arts at the college since I’ve been … Continue reading

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Katherine Wolfe, Program Director, Early Music in Columbus

“Their program was just beautiful and I talked with many audience members on the way out who told me how impressed they were with the concert. I look forward to a future concert. Not only are they outstanding musicians, they … Continue reading

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Andrew Kosciesza, Associate Professor of Music, MCC College, Blue Bell, PA

“Thank you both for a fabulous presentation. …the students were so clearly enthralled by your performance and your discussion.”

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Mike Lubing, Brooklyn Public Library

“…Our audience really enjoyed your performance; your ability to explain the history of the music you were performing combined with your extraordinary talent made for an exciting and memorable concert. You were able to relate to our extremely diverse audience … Continue reading

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Kathy Gaubatz, President, Miami Bach Society

“Asteria gave a brilliant performance – an exquisite feast for the eyes, the ears, the mind and the heart.”

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F. Dan Segar, Director, Colorado Early Music Festival

“The pleasure was truly ours to be able to hear the incredible ensemble between Sylvia, Eric, and the lute.”

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Professor Jonathan Bellman, University of Northern Colorado

“This is a stellar sort of music making that transforms this repertoire.”

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Mark Cudek, Peabody Conservatory

“Asteria was wonderful! Their concert was magical and mesmerizing. Their workshop was informative, well organized, and inspiring for my students.”

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Angela Brown, Hill and Hollow Series, Saranac, NY

“the music of Asteria still haunts . . .”

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