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What the press says ...
“Comfortable and adroit, McGuire gave a stunning performance”
The Twentieth-Century Harp
"McGuire's playing throughout is a model mixture of tonal clarity, virtuosic brilliance and intelligent musical sensibility…"
- Peter McCallum Sydney Morning Herald 7 December 2002
"In John Cage's In a Landscape, Mr McGuire achieves an exquisite sense of meditative timelessness…"
"Through his repertoire and performance, Mr McGuire has succeeded in transporting his listener to a place that transcends geographic, the stylistic, and the temporal. He deserves his reputation as one of Australia's foremost harpists."
- Sarah Grunstein Music Forum February-March 2003
"Well recorded and presented, this is one of the most appealing Australian offerings of 2002"
- The Age Melbourne October 2002
"Marshall McGuire is a mighty fine plucker of harp strings -undoubtedly right up there with the world's premier practitioners"
- Melbourne Herald Sun October 2002
"The day I heard Jimmy Page playing electric guitar was the day I abandoned hope of doing the same professionally. I reckon Marshall McGuire will have a similar impact on the ranks of wannabe classical harp players. He dramatically ups the ante with his amazing virtuosity."
- Chris Boyd, Australian Financial Review 19-20 February 2000
"Rough Magic is a seductive sound world."
- Melbourne Star Observer 30 July 1999
Spring Sea – Music of Dreams [nominated 2000 ARIA award]
"These beautiful performances transcend cultures."
- Anthony Clarke, The Bulletin 20 September 2000
"…masterly and entirely compelling."
- Phil Brown, Courier Mail Brisbane 20 May 2000
On a Poet's Lips
"[Jane Edwards and Marshall McGuire] delight with a sense of serene wonder."
- Db Magazine October 1999
Awakening [nominated 1996 ARIA award]
"Few recordings lately have given me as much pleasure as McGuire's – it's thoughtfully-programmed, well-recorded and the playing is simply exquisite."
- Lyle Chan, Soundscapes Vol3 No3 June 1996
"McGuire's playing serves his composers with an almost ideal blend of technical sureness and interpretative sympathy."
- Roger Covell, Sydney Morning Herald 26 February 1996
"McGuire's playing is bold and vivid."
"[Barry Conyngham's Streams] is a fitting conclusion to a disc that leaves me wanting to go back to the beginning each time I hear it."
- Andrew Ford, 24 Hours January 1996
The Birth of Venus
" Bist du bei mir is, under McGuire's fingers, transformed into something quite masterly. That is the word for this CD - and for everything that McGuire does."
- John Carmody, The Sun-Herald 7 February 1999