"Yelverton .... kept his audience spellbound. He readily moves from flamenco-inspired works to raised pitch transcriptions of Jean-Philippe Rameau's harpsichord, to the blues and jazz-laced originals of contemporary composer Roger Hudson."
Classical Minds Festival, Houston, TX, 6/09
" ... seemlessly shifted from subtle to an orchestral presence. Performed with emphatic verve"
Zurich, Switzerland, 5/6/03
"Your concert was superb! Thanks again for your inspired playing."
Dennis Turechek - President, Classical Guitar Society of Upstate New York, 4/30/05
"Yelverton interpreted Bach's Prelude, Fuge, and Allegro, BWV 998 with an admirable balance between technical accuracy and artistic expression....The many colorful articulations of Domeniconi's distinctive Suite Koyunbaba were evocatively executed.... For a player not primarily specializing in the lute, Dr. Yelverton displayed an impressive command of the instrument in the openingToys, Dances, and Fantasia by John Dowland. These pieces were marked by clean playing with clarity of articulation and lightness of touch, while featuring a strong sense of rhythm. The Fantasia was a bravura performance....After intermission, Dr. Yelverton began a wonderfully plaintive and reflective performance of Astor Piazzolla's Milonga del Angel,...this was Piazzolla well done....The well-deserved applause elicited the encore Canrios by Gaspar Sanz which ended a most enjoyable evening and another CGS season for the many appreciative listeners."
Concert Review by Sean Ferguson
Columbus Classical Guitar Society, 4/17/99
"Yelverton performs with sensitivity and flair."
SOUNDBOARD - Journal of the Guitar Foundation of America (Toronto International Guitar Competition, 1987)
"The Rameau work, 'Gavotte et Doubles, becomes through Yelverton's transcription,
a wonderful tour-de-force for the guitarist. Filled with energy...it dazzles and sparkles throughout. Overall, this is a first-rate program and very well played. This release introduces a fine player..."
GUITAR REVIEW - (compact disc review, summer 1994)
"...simply astonished to hear the intelligence and
beauty of your performance....quite wonderful!"
Dr. Thomas Heck
Ohio State University
"I had the pleasure of hearing William Yelverton perform at Glasgow University. He gave a mature, musical performance that was well prepared. He has great presence and technique as a recitalist on both guitar and lute. His playing is sensitive and stylish."
Dr. Marjorie Reycroft
Music Department Chair
University of Glasgow, Scotland
"William Yelverton is undoubtedly a talented guitarist..."
British Guitar Magazine
"...an excellent guitarist. His playing is characterized by a lovely sound, a very clean, clear, impressive technique, and an unusually fine, sensitive, and scholarly approach to the music."
Associate Professor of Guitar
Florida State University
"Very good tone quality and interpretation...extremely
well controlled performer...excellent technique."
National Federation of Music Clubs
William Yelverton Performs at SUNY Fredonia
William Yelverton Performs at SUNY Potsdam
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