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“The centrepiece is the world premiere recording of David Occhipinti’s Net of Gems, composed in 2020 specifically for Shulman and Goodman. Although plainly a contemporary work, this piece is much more lyrical in style overall than Narthex. Particularly fascinating are the passages in which Shulman and Goodman are both playing arpeggios at top speed, but not the same ones and not always moving in the same direction. The music here evokes the sparkle of gems, rapidly moving and turning in the sunlight.” 

Ken Stephen, Large Stage Live

“I should have considered Suzanne Shulman’s flute playing alone worth the trip…a voice of robust smoothness, with a feeling for long arches and agility to burn.”

The Times of London

“Flutist Suzanne Shulman and harpist Erica Goodman, Canadian artists who have done distinguished work as guest soloists, participants in various ensembles, and as a duo, show the reason for their acclaim by critics and audiences in “Serenades & Sonatas.” Exceptionally smooth execution, timing and mutual rapport between these artists help make this album a pleasure to review … I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants something soothing or just loves the idea of the harp and the flute together. It is a very nice way to while away some time, to prepare for or live through winter dreams or the promise of springtime, or any number of other ways to get into a poetic haze. Very nice, this! And it is substantial musically.” 

Phil Muse, Audio Video Club of Atlanta

“Miss Shulman’s flute tone had the roundness and solidity associated with the flute playing of Jean-Pierre Rampal, and her splendid breath control allowed for spacious phrasing.”

New York Times

“Flutist Suzanne Shulman and harpist Erica Goodman are popular, brilliant and esteemed Canadian performers who, when asked to participate in a summer festival concert of music for an English garden, gathered pieces evoking an outdoor setting. Here they perform a selection of these compositions/arrangements with stellar ensemble and musical skills.” 

Tiina Kiik, The Wholenote

”We were treated to the full, rich sound of a colorful instrument played by an acknowledged expert who obliterated any notion of the precious or the prissy … Goodman’s execution was nothing short of amazing…”

Richard Storm, Sarasota Herald Tribune

”It isn’t often that one gets the opportunity to hear these works, and having a performer of Goodman’s calibre …. gave the event a very special quality.”

Jacob Siskind, The Ottawa Citizen

”Erica Goodman’s tremendous technical ability makes the listener believe that the harp has no restrictions.”

T.P. Carrabre, Winnipeg Free Press

“Miss Goodman’s stature as a virtuoso harpist was brilliantly revealed.”

John Kraglund, Globe and Mail

“Erica Goodman is not only Canada’s preeminent harp player, she is one of the most celebrated in the world.”

Richard Todd, The Ottawa Citizen

”Goodman is awesome …. I was enchanted.”

Hugh Fraser, Hamilton Spectator

‘Inviting Erica Goodman to be featured soloist turned out to be an inspired choice.”

Steve Brunt, London Free Press

‘Erica Goodman …. dazzled concertgoers …. a stylish and brilliant performance …. every soloist flourish a moment to savour…. outstanding.”

Barbara Senchuk, The Halifax Chronicle-Herald

” …. a mesmerizing artist.”

Donald Rosenberg, The Pittsburgh Press

” …. a brilliant harpist.”

Frank Rasky, The Canadian Jewish News

“….her extraordinary virtuosity, refinement and expressivity made the concert something very special.”

Werner Wolf Glaser, Västmanlands Läns Tidning

“Goodman is a fabulous harpist.”

Tamara Bernstein, The National Post