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Alain 
DABONCOURT 
flute

Reviews

"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 career."
Roxianne Schrade

New York Concert Review, Carnegie Hall, December 2006 

"... soaring 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."
John Paul Keeler

Hudson 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."

Michel Le Naour

Le Monde de la Musique, January 2002

"The excellent Alain Daboncourt..."

Christophe Huss

Répertoire 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."

Jean Hamon
Répertoire 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."

Michèle Delagneau
Diapason, July 1997

"Magnificent sonority with limpidity and suppleness and an exceptionnal technique."
Traversières magazine, January 1997

"Gorgeous duo playing, perfect musical togetherness and balance."

L. Ageron

Dauphiné Libéré, June 1995

"The remarkable french flutist Alain Daboncourt..."

Schubert Festival, Ukraine

Kharkov News, 1993

"Prodigious concertant itinerary."

Sucre, Bolivia

Presencia, September 1992

"Two remarkable french musicians...immaculate interpretation...magnificent sound projected with silk-like delicacy and grace...we were astounded at their virtuosity."

La Paz, Bolivia
La Razon, September 1992

"...flexible and pure sonority, perfect intonation and real virtuosity...great talent...beautiful musical qualities..."

Serge Coste

Diapason,1991

"Sheer enchantement to the ear...perfect Mozart style communicating enthusiasm and precision with underlying musical sentiment and fidelity to the composer's profundity."

Aurore Busser

Nice Matin, November 1990

"Virtuosity...intelligent interpretation and beautiful sonority with moderate vibrato."

Switzerland

Musik und Theater, 1989

"A true artistic discovery...invicible technique, remarkable aesthetic feeling, intrumental mastery."

Turin, Italy

La Nuova Periferia, 1987

"Enchanting and seductive...feeling of softness, harmony...real artists...art in communicating contemporary music."

Digne Festival, France
Nice Matin, July 1987

"What a maestria...perfect phrasing, subtle playing..."
Centre Presse, 1986

"I've enjoyed the flutist's delicacy, elegance and graceful volubility..."

Jean Abel, Marseille

Le Provençal, July 1985