Loving attention to mood and color
— The New York Times
Addicting - Downes plays with an open, honest heart
— Huffington Post
A balletic reverie...rendered with nuance and drama
— The Washington Post
Here is technique so good you’re not even aware of it - she never flaunts it, never gets in the way of the music. You’re only aware that you want to move…
— Fanfare Magazine
A magnetic force wrapped in flawless technique and a silken touch
— Musical Toronto
One of the most honest, moving and splendid piano recitals heard on the coast in the past ten years... long singing melodies, devotedly voiced and sensitively phrased, proclaimed a pianist who cares greatly for sound.
— The Coast Observer
A stylish force at the keyboard
— Miami Sun Sentinel
Luscious, moody and dreamy
— The New York Times
Engaging, original and insightful
— All Music Guide
A magnificent, gusty performance
— The Sacramento Bee

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