"The concluding artist was
Alain Daboncourt, flutist, playing Debussy's Syrinx, Honegger's "La
Danse de la Chèvre", and Reinecke's Sonata Op. 167 ("Undine"), with Lei
Weng. This was playing of sleekness, capturing the ethereal qualities
of this mythology-inspired repertoire. Daboncourt's fluent runs
suggested Undine's watery world, and his long lines were commendable.
This is a player who knows what he wishes to express and possesses the
skill to do so with apparent ease. He has clearly honed his craft in
the course of what his biography describes as a busy international
New York Concert Review, Carnegie Hall, December 2006
lyricism and artistic panache that recalled the great playing of
the flutits Moyse and Rampal... elegance and passion...
Daboncourt's marvelously fluid playing... the flutist's soaring
sound was stunning."
Valley Newspapers, March 2006
"This french music
program for flute and harp, with the hungarian violist Zoltan
Toth for the Debussy sonata for flute, viola and harp, is a
delight...performers, in particular the flutist Alain Daboncourt,
are showing sensitivity."
Le Monde de
la Musique, January 2002
"The excellent Alain
des Disques Compacts, December 2001
"Here is a
flutist with a supple sound, comfortable articulation and
luminous sonority, who takes time to make the instrument sing,
playing with ability, simplicity and warmth."
des Disques Compacts, July 1997
"The beauty of
Alain Daboncourt's phrasing, wich never sacrifices the melodic
line to over easily mastered brilliant ornementation, confers
life and naturalness to these works."
"Magnificent sonority with limpidity
and suppleness and an exceptionnal technique."
magazine, January 1997
"Gorgeous duo playing,
perfect musical togetherness and balance."
Libéré, June 1995
french flutist Alain Daboncourt..."
"Prodigious concertant itinerary."
Presencia, September 1992
french musicians...immaculate interpretation...magnificent sound
projected with silk-like delicacy and grace...we were astounded
at their virtuosity."
Razon, September 1992
"...flexible and pure
sonority, perfect intonation and real virtuosity...great
talent...beautiful musical qualities..."
enchantement to the ear...perfect Mozart style communicating
enthusiasm and precision with underlying musical sentiment and
fidelity to the composer's profundity."
interpretation and beautiful sonority with moderate vibrato."
Musik und Theater, 1989
"A true artistic
discovery...invicible technique, remarkable aesthetic feeling,
seductive...feeling of softness, harmony...real artists...art in
communicating contemporary music."
Matin, July 1987
"What a maestria...perfect
phrasing, subtle playing..."
"I've enjoyed the flutist's delicacy,
elegance and graceful volubility..."
Provençal, July 1985