Quotes from Composers

MALCOLM ARNOLD

“Colman Pearce is a most brilliant musician and a conductor of the greatest excellence. I would trust any music of mine in his hands.”

 

ELLIOTT CARTER

“What artistry and understanding of new music and care for it.”

 

FRANK CORCORAN

“For forty mythic years now I’ve been fascinated by Colman’s super-musical conducting of my orchestral works from the THREE ORCHESTRAL PIECES (“Scenes from My Receding Past”) of the early seventies right up to his Naxos recordings of my 2., 3. and 4. Symphonies and then his premiere with the N.S.O. for R.T.E. of my “Four Prayers for Orchestra and Soprano”. In between Colman also conducted several meticulously crafted concerts with several Corcoran works.

It’s a joy to work with Colman whose great musical intelligence get(s) to the very heart of the work where his technical shaping of the musical magna meets the lyric poetry of the sounding instrumental masses. A joy.”

 

RENATO DE GRANDIS

“...I would like to tell you how grateful I am for the realisation you gave of my First Symphony: it was really beautiful, sure, and perfectly prepared during the rehearsals: it was done with great experience and musicality.”

 

ANDRZEJ PANUFNIK

“I regard Colman Pearce as one of the most gifted conductors of his generation. I have great admiration for his musicianship, and for his immense vitality in interpretation. I am impressed by his extremely wide range of repertoire and his ability to draw the highest standard of playing from the orchestra. He deserves greatest success in his career.”