Associated Press
“Cellist Yo-Yo Ma called Fleisher one of the first American-born classical music stars.”
Brett ZONKERS
December 25, 2007
Stereophile
“Regardless of whether he is truly America's greatest living pianist, as some have claimed, his musical mastery is beyond reproach.”
Jason Victor SERINUS
December 23, 2007
American Public Media ‘Performance Today’
Interview with Fred Child on this most popular classical music radio programs airing on 237 stations around the country.
December 20, 2007
WNYC ‘The Leonard Lopate Show’
Live interview with Host Leonard Lopate who brings the best conversations with writers, actors, artists, historians, filmmakers and many others on WNYC and also XM Satellite Radio.
Jason Victor SERINUS
December 17, 2007
The Baltimore Sun
“... inspiring confidence and expressive power...”
Tim SMITH
December 11, 2007
WYPR ‘Maryland Morning’
Live interview with Culture Editor Tom Hall, on this popular morning program of interviews about news, the arts, politics, science and history.
December 10, 2007
The Baltimore Sun
A national treasure ... his talent has reached far beyond the borders of his adopted city. Mr. Fleisher's tenacity in a field enthralled with the next young virtuoso is a resounding endorsement of the power of perseverance.’

EDITORIAL
December 4, 2007
The Baltimore Sun
‘Capping a career marked by disability, a triumphant comeback and even an Oscar nomination, Baltimore pianist Leon Fleisher proudly joined a coterie of pop-culture figures this weekend in accepting the Kennedy Center Honors.... Fleisher was celebrated by notables ranging from cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman to President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.’
Mike GIULIANO
December 3, 2007
The Washington Times
‘...Mr. Fleisher has created work that is "the gold standard of his generation," Mr. Ma said. Violinist and conductor Jamie Laredo ... explained that the artist is "not only admired as a great artist" but also "beloved as a teacher."’
Jenny MAYO and Ann GERACIMOS
December 3, 2007
Los Angeles Times
‘[Condoleezza] Rice, who studied piano for years, saluted Fleisher, 79, for helping shape her own career path. "When I hear your passionate playing, your extraordinary skill, I am reminded why people like me gave up the piano," she said.’
Theo MILONOPOULOS
December 3, 2007
Reuters
‘Fleisher, 79, is regarded as one of the most distinguished classical and concert pianists of the 20th century.’
Deborah CHARLES
December 3, 2007
The Washington Post
‘... one of the greatest and most searching of all pianists, Leon Fleisher.’
Tim PAGE
December 2, 2007
The 30th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
“a piano prodigy from the Golden Gate who rose to the heights, embraced adversity and became a musician for all seasons.”
Caroline KENNEDY, Host
December 2, 2007
The Classical Station WCPE
Interview with Deana Vassar on this public radio stations covering Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill with affiliates across NC and the nation.
November 11, 2007
NPR.org
“This [Brahms’ d- Piano Concerto] is such a virile and full-blooded performance. Leon Fleisher plays the second theme of the first movement with a classical rhythmic groove that I've never heard from anyone else.”
Yo-Yo MA
November 4, 2007
Reader’s Digest
“Fleisher seemed to distill the beauty, drop by drop, like an alchemist, into flowing notes of an almost unbearable beauty.”
Oliver SACKS
November 2007 issue
The Post and Courier
“[Fleisher] emerged again as a phenomenal keyboard musician.”
William FURTWANGLER
October 14, 2007
PBS Radio ‘Conversation with Joan’
Interview with Host Joan Mack on ETV radio/South Carolina public radio stations: WSCI, WEPR, WHMC, WLTR.
October 11, 2007



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