Review of Into the Stone in La Scena Musicale, November 2019:

“Leaf Music has just released the first solo album of…violinist Gillian Smith, an album that is quite timely since it brings together five contemporary works by five Canadian composers: Kati Agócs, Alice Ping Yee Ho, Veronika Krausas, Chantale Laplante and Ana Sokolović.  This repertoire requires great virtuosity…in this exercise, Gillian Smith demonstrates a great skill and mastery that allows the listener to identify the uniqueness of each universe…Feminine mosaic, universe and personalities, this album reveals that of the violinist Gillian Smith, who magnificently appropriates Canadian repertoire.”

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La Scena Review- Into the Stone

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Review of Into the Stone in The WholeNote, October 2019:

Into the Stone is a particularly interesting and timely disc…featuring Gillian Smith, a dynamic East Coast performer…a stunning debut album from a rising star…”

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WholeNote Review- Into the Stone