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Dear Monica,
The CD is beautiful. I particularly enjoyed the Maayani Toccata. Bravo and Congratulations.

Carrol McLaughlin
Distinguished Professor of Harp
University of Arizona

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It is a pleasure to recommend this fine recording by the gifted Italian harpist, Monica Turoni. Her thoughtful interpretations and strong technical performance make this an outstanding recording.

Susann McDonald
Chairman Harp Department
Distinguished Professor of Music,
Jacobs School of Music, Indiana University
Artistic Director, The World Harp Congress, Inc.

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“M° Monica:
Mentre ascolto la sua eccellente interpretazione tratta dal suo CD delle “Variations sur un thème dans le style ancien” di Carlos Salzedo, le corde della splendida arpa mi rendo conto che vengono pizzicate da sapienti mani, la mia anima si rilassa soavemente nel suono melodico, nel suono inebriante, quasi in un atmosfera incantata, un’atmosfera soave, quasi elfica, dove le idee, i pensieri, le emozioni si susseguono l´un l´altra, dove la mente vola, crea e da voce al tuo più intimo pensiero, dove il corpo prende piena coscienza del proprio essere vivo, dove le corde sotto pelle vengono continuamente sollecitate, da emozioni sempre più intense, sempre più dolci e delle volte anche struggenti, fino al punto che un dolore di intensa portata scaturisce dal tuo cuore per un’emozione altrettanto forte, provata dal completo risveglio anche della propria coscienza, della propria anima e sfoga la sua gioia e il suo amore la sua vitalità e tutta la sua inebriante bellezza del sentimento puro, le sensazioni diventano ancora più intense, le emozioni esplodono in tutta la sua bellezza, dandomi la vera gioia di essere vivo, la devo ringraziare e devo farle i miei più sinceri complimenti per la sua bravura interpretativa e artistica, la ritengo una vera porfessionista, meritevole di raggiungere alti livelli”.

Elia Guarneri Silvino
Music Critic, Teacher, Flutist Soloist

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Dear Monica!
[…] I was listening carefully to your performance, which I have enjoyed very much. I do think that you are extremely good harpist, and very sensitive musician. Your selection of the works you put on the CD, demonstrating your fine taste and musicality. Congratulations!!! As to my Toccata, I was very pleased with your interpretation, it was nicely built up, with beautiful colors. I just hope that one this days you will challenge yourself with my sonatas for harp solo, as well as with my concerti.
I wish you all the best, lots of luck in your career, hope to see you sometime in the future, I remain Sincerely yours

Ami Maayani

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Monica Turoni, on her first solo CD recording, HARP RECITAL, presents an enjoyable program of varied and demanding repertoire with control, integrity and flair.

Judith Liber

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Un grand bravo pour le beau recital CD que j’ai écouté avec grand plaisir.

Bien sincèrement,
Jean-Michel Damase

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Hi Monica,
I’m so excited for you that your cd is coming out! Which pieces did you record? I can’t wait to hear it!
I have to tell you that I always really admired your playing at IU. You have so much control and the most beautiful tone. I’m really glad you’ve made a recording.

Best,

Kirsten Carrell

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Dear Monica,
[…] Congratulations on your CD. It is very good. I hope that our paths cross sometime in the future. Best wishes, Sincerely,

Gretchen Van Hoesen
Principal Harpist, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Artist Lecturer, Carnegie Mellon University
Adjunct Professor, Duquesne University
Former Faculty, Aspen Music Festival

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