Recommendations from Professional Musicians
“ Sonja Foster is one of the most exciting soloists I have ever worked with. The passionate intensity of her tone combined with her dazzling virtuosity brought our enthusiastic audience to their collective feet.”
“ I have found Sonja Foster to be an exceptional and exciting talent. Her exemplary Scandinavian poise and gentleness belie an explosive dramatic musical temperament of Latin-like nature.This is displayed, with equal conviction, in playing of fiery intensity and passion or of ethereal delicacy and sweetness, according to the musical demands of the moment, and all performed with a tone of great beauty. Her technical command is virtuosic, revealing extraordinary agility and immaculate intonation in the most demanding passage work. I have no hesitation in recommending as an outstanding soloist with orchestra or recitalist.”
Charles Schiff, International Conductor and Music Director charlesschiff.com
“ In my opinion, Sonja Foster is a violinist of unusual communicative power, a vibrant ingratiating tone, solid instrumental command and admirable musicianship “
Henry Roth, Music critic; author of Violin Virtuosos, Great Violinists in Performance and Master Violinists in Performance. Adjudicator of International Violin competitions.
“ It was a real pleasure to play the Sibelius (Concerto) with you. My whole orchestra and I enjoyed it immensely not only because you are a fine violinist but because you played it so musically.”
Mehli Mehta, Founder/Conductor/ Music Director of American Youth Symphony
“ My congratulations on your teaching. Your students have all been so well prepared and it is a pleasure working with them. “
Dorothy Delay, Professor of Violin Juilliard School and one of the world’s great violin teachers
“... judging from the amazingly efficient setups of other of your students plus their beautiful sound and phrasing, your student is very fortunate indeed. ( to be studying with you).
Linda Cerone, Professor of Violin, Cleveland Institute of Music
“ Congratulations to you! Andrew would not be where he is without your teaching and personal support. You are an example to all teachers. You gave him a great sound.. his intonation was excellent.’
Lewis Kaplan, Professor of Violin, The Juilliard School.
Co-founder, Director, and Artistic Director of the of the Bowdoin International
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