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Critical Acclaim

“the ideal performing artist.” —Washington Post

                  “Couperin Marathon in Masterful Hands”

“Kroll masterfully adjusts his playing to the emotional content of each piece,  bringing out just the right shade of vivacity or level of melancholy, and handily dealing with all those thousands of ornaments that can get in the way of rhythmic  coherence. This is a highly enjoyable recording.” Early Music America

“What Kroll offered on the harpsichord was astonishing… A pulsing, highly       structured, logical music with the highest technical brilliance and intense power of   expression.” —Musica

     “Listening to this artist, he plays with the perfect sense for the right style. It was an evening full with intellectual and musical joy.”
Leipziger Volkszeitung

        “…extremely expressive playing… a brilliant and virtuosic recital.” Early Music

        “…wild enthusiasm was expressed for Mr. Kroll’s concert.”
                                                                                            —Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

     “…[a] player full of excitement for new music… [a] rousing soloist and a fine chamber     music collaborator.” American Record Guide

“…elegant virtuosity…Kroll’s musicianship never fails to satisfy. Kroll never     disappoints… Gramophone

      “…precision and musical integrity…skill and erudition…” New York Times

      “The public will have no difficulty in recognizing the mastery of Mark Kroll.”
                                                                                                  —Lisbon Diario de Noticias

     “A dazzling harpsichord recital by Kroll…velocity without flurry, clear differentiation of polyphonic voices through rhythmic emphasis, clean ornamentation…”
Boston Globe

       “…an expert of fortepiano and harpsichord performance.” Taiwan Times

       “Mark Kroll’s research on both Rieti and his music has done much to bring them to     the attention of today’s listener. Triptych for Two Harpsichords (1982) is performed by Marina Minkin and Mark Kroll [with] fine communication and vivid playing…with violinist Carol Lieberman performing Rieti’s Sonata Breve (1967) giving expression to its spicy good humour and feisty, buoyant energy.”

— Harpsichord & Fortepiano 

Mark Kroll mkroll@bu.edu