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Shirley Brill is one of the most accomplished clarinetists of our day ...  She is blessed with a beautiful sound, sensitive musicality and a deep understanding for structure.
Daniel Barenboim

Mozart Clarinet Concerto at the Kölner Philharmonie / Dresdner Kapellsolisten
No, one doesn't want to hear this masterpiece any different than that.
General-Anzeiger Bonn, 07.01.2014

CD Review: Françaix & Prokofiev
Youthful exuberance and perfect mastery of the instrument - these are the ingredients that make this CD a real pleasure. - Apart from the already wonderful music by Jean Françaix, of course.
HR2- Kultur, 27.03.2012

New Album: Françaix & Prokofiev
Shirley Brill's expressivity is simply captivating!
NDR Kultur, 08.03.2012

Weber Clarinet Concerto at the Kölner Philharmonie
Shirley Brill was outstanding in all respects, offering virtuoso playfulness, agile phrasing and colorful shadings. Here comes a new Sabine Meyer?
Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 08.03.2012

Mozart Clarinet Concerto with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra / Jeffrey Tate
The discovery of this evening was surely the excellent clarinettist Shirley Brill.
Hamburger Abendblatt, 04.08.2011 – Ilja Stephan

…Switching between three different instruments, Shirley Brill immensely captured the heart of the audience in Japan by showing her astonishingly delicate tone color praised as “velvet tone.”
“The Clarinet” Magazine, Vol. 38, March 2011 

…We have been waiting for a clarinetist like her.
“Ongaku-No-Tomo” Magazine, March 2011 – Shinichi Yamada 

…Shirley Brill’s boxwood clarinet mesmerized the whole audience with its incredibly unique and full-bodied tone quality.
“Brass tribe” Magazine, Vol. 19, March 2011 – Marie Kobayashi 

…Now we know that every single active movement she makes during her performance has a certain musical meaning and purpose.
“Brass tribe” Magazine, Vol. 19, March 2011 – Marie Kobayashi 

When Bravos are being applauded in such abundance, it is not only rare, but indicative of something very special. Shirley Brill’s solo performance was purely thrilling.
Bündner Tagblatt, 19.05.2011

Shirley Brill – a Radiating appearance
The Israeli clarinetist Shirley Brill put the audience under her spell. In the language of her clarinet, Brill was forming a dialogue with the musicians on the one hand, and with the audience on the other.
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 17.04.2011 – Florian Bickmeyer

The harmony between the orchestra and the soloist was evident from the very first moment. Seldom is the audience indulged in such whispery Pianissimo, as it was in Finzi‘s 2nd movement.
Westdeutsche Allgemeine Zeitung, 14.04.2011 – Peter Schröder

Every tone is a unique experience. The Neue Philharmonie Westfalen presents a brilliant clarinetist: the Israeli Shirley Brill...
…Shirley Brill, an extraordinary artist, left the audience breathless… Inspiring pianissimi, perfect technique and brilliant interpretation! The audience trembled with enthusiasm after the final chord. An Encore was inevitable…
Allgäuer Zeitung, 02.02.2011 - Peter Steinbach

... Shirley Brill displayed an almost explosive urge to communicate. Spectacular, how the young Israeli modulates the melodic lines with extreme interpretive decisiveness and long breath...
Berliner Tagesspiegel

... Though the chamber orchestra played decidedly well, there is no doubt that the young Israeli solo clarinetist Shirley Brill stole the show with her performance. Her cheerful playing and calm demeanor enchanted the audience. Shortly into her performance, there was no doubt that the audience was wholly on her side, as they were completely captivated by her playing...
Frankfurter Neue Presse

... Brill embodied such intimacy with her instrument that Mozart's Clarinet Concerto left no one untouched. She is on a fast track to making an international name for herself.

Prenzlauer Zeitung

... Elegant. Magical. Just Perfect. Shirley Brill in the season's most exciting concert!

The Haifa Magazine

... Brill mesmerized the audience with her charismatic and joyful demeanor - even before the first note had been played.

Lübecker Nachrichten

... Equipped with a clear and full sound, she is brilliantly beguiling, performing with an intimacy that comes from deep within. She gently intonates the high notes in order to allow the full bass to emanate crisply and without effort. Runs, trills, staccatos and legato lines - everything flows with mellifluence. She converses happily within the rapid movements; her Adagio sings.

"Kultur" Magazin

... Shirley Brill, the soloist of Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in the Aviv quartet's program was a veritable discovery for those who had not yet heard this young musician. Surprising, at this tender age, was her maturity of approach, understanding and interpretation of this demanding work. Brill takes her time, savoring fully each note and phrase without ever rushing forward, shaping melodic units with a long, patient and sufficient breath, producing a singing instrumental tone with a vocal timbre, and playing her part with pleasing, natural flexibility.

The Jerusalem Post

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