Reviews

Milwaukee Journal
“…what subtlety and meaning she found in the waltz-like second theme! It was at once lilting and elegiac, like an aged man’s recollection of a ballroom of his youth. Eldredge is eloquent and communicative—she makes you think “opera” and, just as often, “lieder,” in terms of both sound and phrasing. Her pianissimo floats effortlessly and resonantly; at forte and fortissimo, her sound intensifies as it expands
in volume. Her legato is liquid. Vibrato and bow placement and angle translate into a huge spectrum of color, which Eldredge applies tellingly.”
Milwaukee Journal
San Juan Star
“Cellist Allison Eldredge made the audience believe Casals had been re-incarnated in a soulful rendition of his “Song of the Birds”
San Juan Star
Chicago Tribune
“Eldredge, who has already wowed Chicago Symphony
audiences with her unique artistry, was even more dazzling in her rendition of this one-movement concerto (Penderecki) …the concerto is a tour de force for a cellist who is capable of displaying as wide an aural palette as Eldredge can.
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Sun-Times
“The cello concerto (Elgar), superbly played by Eldredge, is an outpouring of the most intimate kinds of passion and pain. Eldredge sounded like a young cellist afraid of nothing.”
Chicago Sun-Times
American Record Guide
“Eldredge has a good technique and a soaring sound…Eldredge speaks with fluency and passion…You won’t go wrong with Eldredge.”
American Record Guide
Washington Post
“Allison Eldredge…has a wonderful technique and natural rapport with that instrument, evident at her Kennedy Center Terrace Theater recital. Chopin’s Introduction and Polonaise Brillante, Op. 3, and a movement from the beautiful G minor Cello Sonata offered rich lyric possibilities, which found Eldredge’s sound to be firm yet relaxed and capable of the full range of nuance and expression."
Washington Post
Richmond Times-Dispatch
“She seems destined to become one of the greatest U.S. cellists…”
Richmond Times-Dispatch
St. Paul Pioneer Press
“At the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Thursday
concert…cellist Allison Eldredge rippled through the Haydn C major Concerto without a stumble or a sidelong glance…The clarity of her playing in rapid passages was remarkable.”
St. Paul Pioneer Press
Fanfare (American Record Guide)
“…Illuminating and always enchanting. Eldredge aptly zeros in on the salient characteristics…she finds and distills their common essences and offers them via virtually perfect intonation. Her spot-on double-stopping in the Chopin Polonaise Brillante is, alone, worth the price of admission.
Hers is virtuosity wholly at the service of the music. She is a cellist worth watching.”
Fanfare (American Record Guide)
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
“The cellist, Allison Eldredge, played with such intensity accompanied by virtuosic accessories, the wildest bumblebee-like runs and cascading doublestops- a passionate statement was made.”
Der Tagesspiegel, Berlin
Het Noord Hollands Dagblad, Amsterdam
“The cellist Allison Eldredge...she belongs to “the crème de la crème” of cello talents. Her playing can be summarized in two words: Pure Passion.”
Het Noord Hollands Dagblad, Amsterdam
Het Leidsch Dagblad, Amsterdam
“Cellist Allison Eldredge plays with the agility of a Puma. One could hear singing voices come from within her instrument. She is a true performer, with a great feel for drama.”
Het Leidsch Dagblad, Amsterdam
New Jersey’s Classical Music Weekly
“Ms. Eldredge and Ms. Akimoto were rock-solid. The finale was an essay in technical surety and seamless collaboration. This late Debussian mix…seemed tailor-made for Ms. Eldredge’s flawless technique and intelligent musicianship…the extremities of range, from the most resonant low notes to ascents into the higher reaches of the
fingerboard, were scant challenges for this accomplished cellist.”
New Jersey’s Classical Music Weekly
Ongaku no Tomo, Japan
Her tone is at once both deep and silky…Her sotto voce was so beautiful and her nuances were sensuous and enticing…The passion of her soul sang in a melancholic, poetic way and she brought subtle expression to each phrase. It was an exquisite performance.
Ongaku no Tomo, Japan
Otonapia Magazine, Japan
In the Chopin and Faure disc, it is as if her sound was made for these composers. In her movie-broadway musical album (‘If I Loved You’), she plays with unspeakably noble sensuality.
Otonapia Magazine, Japan
El Paso Herald-Post
At the risk of being criticized by feminists, we admit we used the word ‘stunning’ for two reasons. She’s as easy on the eyes as she is on the ears.
El Paso Herald-Post
El Paso Times
Eldredge is the mistress of her instrument, playing with warmth and strength and technical mastery
El Paso Times
Classical New Jersey
Cellist Allison Eldredge only had to pull her bow across the strings, and every ear…woke up. All the elements of great playing were evident within the first few minutes.
Classical New Jersey
Chicago Tribune
Keep your ears on this cellist
Chicago Tribune
Mainichi Daily News (Japan)
A performer of fiery temperament, displaying a broad range of emotions and overwhelming energy…she amazed the listener with a powerful and deeply sonorous tone. 
Mainichi Daily News
Los Angeles Times
She revealed an ample technique and lyricism that got straight to the point.
Los Angeles Times
Buffalo News
The alter ego of Victor Herbert, the famed operetta composer, was heard in his 1894 Cello Concerto No. 2, featuring the striking young cellist Allison Eldredge as soloist.  

Eldredge immediately entered with a firm, cleanly shaped recounting of the main subject. Her shaping of the lyric lines was sensitively fluid, while her tone was full and warm. The most captivating projection of her musicianship came in the slow middle movement, where she managed to infect the beguiling melodic line with a caressing quality that never crossed the line into sentimentality, and gave an expressive account of the cello’s warmth in the lower register. 

The concerto’s final Allegro was an extension of the first movement’s character, but with a more bravura expressiveness, coming full circle with a satisfying return referencing the big opening theme. 
Buffalo News
Salt Lake Tribune
No power on Earth could dilute the passion of her playing. 
Salt Lake Tribune
New York Times
Allison Eldrege was an impassioned and focused soloist. 
New York Times
FM Fan (Japan)
Today’s brightest hope, cellist Allison Eldredge has exhibited an uninhibited but magnificently elastic and beautiful tone. Her playing has a serenity and nobility and yet it echoes a remarkable clarity and brightness 
FM Fan
Chicago Tribune
A musician of remarkable gifts 
Chicago Tribune
New York Times
"Allison Eldredge, a talented young cellist, contributed a vibrant, well-conceived account of Haydn's C-Major Concerto.". 
New York Times
Stereo Magazine (Japan)
Eldredge, a young power who has been hailed as a “genius” by Yo-Yo Ma, at her young age. Not only does she display her exquisitly beautiful tone and her effortless finger work technique, she has the sense for making music sing and feel deeply. At the same time she is magnificently focused. A great future is expected. 
Stereo Magazine

Radio

Saint-Saëns: Concerto for Cello no 1 in A minor, Op. 33
Fauré: Elégie, Op. 24
Lalo: Concerto for Cello in D minor
Glazunov: Chant du ménestrel for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 71
Elgar: Concerto for Cello in E minor, Op. 85
Fauré: Après un rêve
Chopin: Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49/Op. posth.
Chopin: Introduction and Polonaise brillante for Cello and Piano in C major, Op. 3
Fauré: Romance for Cello and Piano, Op. 69
Fauré: Papillon for Cello and Piano in A major, Op. 77
Fauré: Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16
Fauré: Elégie, Op. 24
Chopin: Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, B 160/Op. 65

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