Newspaper review quotes (selected):

Able and dynamic performance of Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto ... Wicaksono kept the dry and percussive quality, reminding us this is not a romantic work, but a modern work about Romanticism. Wicaksono was not permitted to depart before giving an encore... showed soul in his restrained and lush playing of Wagner's Liebestod, as arranged by Liszt. - Jakarta Post Concert Review (Nusantara Symphony Orchestra Concert - Prokofiev 3rd Concerto - October 5th, 2009)

A pianist with “technical prowess, balletic grace, warm tones, and unwavering devotion to the score” - Arizona Daily Star Review (Civic Orchestra of Tucson - Prokofiev 1st Concerto - February 14th, 2009)

Wicaksono demonstrated a technique that would rival that of the best-known piano soloists, a mastery that is nearly unique.... a noteworthy concert, a musical triumph of a young man of exceptional talent... - Sierra Vista Herald Review (Sierra Vista / Bisbee Solo Piano Recital, October 25th, 2008)

Aryo Wicaksono has fully mastered the language of Sergey Prokofiev... full of color, sarcastic, playful and witty,... ended with glissando and big octaves in hyper speed .. Mr. Wicaksono and the Nusantara Symphony Orchestra is an able communicator in Prokofiev's musical language - Aditya Setiadi Jakarta Concert Review (Nusantara Symphony Orchestra Concert - Prokofiev 3rd Concerto - October 5th, 2009)

An extraordinary musical locomotive ... (Wicaksono) executed all technical hurdles with precision and full concentration, giving color and strong logical focus to Prokofiev's 3rd Piano Concerto - Mike BM Jakarta Concert Review (Nusantara Symphony Orchestra Concert - Prokofiev 3rd Concerto - October 5th, 2009)

(Aryo Wicaksono)... gives two riveting evenings (back-to-back) performances of Western classical music... proved to be a big hit to the Emirates area audience - Gulf News Concert Review (UAE Philharmonic Concert with Prokofiev 1st Concerto on November 3rd, 2009, and Solo Piano Recital on November 4th, 2009)

His (Aryo Wicaksono) smooth playing rang throughout the theatre, never competing with the singers, always working in concert with them. - Arizona Daily Star Concert Review (ELEGIES - Arizona Onstage Productions Fall 2006 - Mac Award Winner for Best Musical Production of 2006-2007 Season)

(The Elegies Performance).... Overflowed with heart and powerful emotion, thanks to a cast that committed itself completely to giving full life to the songs and the characters - Arizona Daily Star MAC AWARD Winner for Best Musical Production of 2006-2007 Season

Ably backed by Aryo Wicaksono (on the piano) ... they gave the tunes' sentiments resonance - Arizona Daily Star Concert Reviews (I-Do I-Do Live Theatre Workshop Summer 2008)

With a supreme technical ability and graceful hand movements by pianist Aryo Wicaksono, and adding a consistent, steady (intonation) and rhythmical beautiful voice of soprano Kathryn Mueller and a grandiose baritone voice of Nathan Krueger, the concert (presenting 14 numbers from different composers) were captivating the audience throughout. The concert truly answered the needs of classical music lover for a high quality classical recital - Kedaulatan Rakyat Concert Review (People's Democracy Newspaper - Central Java - Yogyakarta UNICEF Concert Review - August 10th, 2009)

If such a thing as "language barrier" exists, the Swara Sonora Trio is certainly doing its part to tear it down. - Tucson Weekly (St. Andrews Bach Society Concert Tucson - July 19th, 2009)

The performance of Swara Sonora Trio as guest stars in the Surabaya Symphony Orchestra's Independence day's concert enchanted the audience.... beautiful songs were presented with elegance and sweetness. - Surabaya Town Square / Radar Surabaya Newspaper Review (Swara Sonora Trio Concert with Surabaya Symphony Orchestra - August 18th, 2009)

The Dream~Casting (of the Teatro Jaguar Luna) is unique. You won’t see anything like it. The work is an explosion of color, music, puppetry, dance and imagery. The original soundtrack (co-composed by Aryo Wicaksono and Allison Lasley) works together with the other elements to create a fusion of sensation that weaves a spell almost hypnotic in its effect. A theatre to absorb and experience… – Washington DC Capital Fringe Magazine Review (Original incidental music composition for Teatro Jaguar Luna, touring summer 2008)
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