Pull Quotes – Laura Kaminsky

Nothing short of masterful.” – San Francisco Classical Voice


Kaminsky’s music is full of fire as well as ice, written in an idiom that contrasts dissonance and violence with tonal beauty and meditative reflection. It is strong stuff.” – American Record Guide


A composer with an ear for the new and interesting [whose work is] colorful and harmonically sharp edged.” – The New York Times


effective, direct music … Kaminsky writes well for the voice.” – The Washington Post


Kaminsky creates soft, evocative moods as naturally as she writes music that moves with force.” – New Music Connoisseur


The inventive charm of Kaminsky’s music keeps finding new sonic possibilities with economical resources. [She] shows a blessed willingness to write dramatic music with a strong rhythmic backbone.” – San Francisco Chronicle


Innovative sound has been a driving force for Ms. Kaminsky since she was a child. Among her influences (are) Dmitri Shostakovich, Meredith Monk, Stephen Sondheim and Brazilian pop.” – The New York Times


“… consistently compelling music.” – Chicago Classical Review


[She] makes the most of textures, sometimes delicate and almost weightless, sometimes thick and convoluted, but always vivid. Kaminsky manages both tension and humor in the most natural way.” – The Washington Post


Kaminsky’s music is colorful and harmonically sharp edged.” – The New York Times


Replete with syncopation and picturesque textures, (there is) diversity, richness, and much originality. – Operawire

[Kaminsky’s music] scans the subconscious depths of the human psyche with mesmerizing colors. – Performingartsreview.net

Kaminsky’s musical language is compounded of hymns, blues, and gestures not unlike those of Shostakovich.” – inTune


[She] makes the most of textures, sometimes delicate and almost weightless, sometimes thick and convoluted, but always vivid. Kaminsky manages both tension and humor in the most natural way … and conveyed a profound sense of philosophical acceptance.” – The Washington Post


Replete with syncopation and picturesque textures, (there is) diversity, richness, and much originality.” – Operawire


Kaminsky can create soft, evocative moods as naturally as she writes music that moves with force.” – New Music Connoisseur


[Kaminsky’s music] scans the subconscious depths of the human psyche with mesmerizing colors.” – Performingartsreview.net