“An extraordinary performance”  —Beijing Wanbao (Peking, China)China Review

“An artist of great sensitivity and talent.”  —Il Messagero (Rome, Italy)

“A Fine New York Debut! What made Ms. Kowalczuk’s approach to the instrument so invigorating was her firmness of musical articulation.  Rhythms were propulsive and intense, attacks clean and direct, phrases precisely shaped.  This is hardly to say that she denied her instruments essence; there were plenty of the delicate timbral variety and rippling beauty that defines the harp.  But this was playing on a real virtuoso level.” –The New York TimesNYT Review 05

“a harpist of rare talent. Sylvia was sensational… The Plaza has a prize in this artist”  –Gary Stevens, US syndicated columnist

Harpist Sylvia 2028reduced“The most professional part of the evening, in fact, was Sylvia Kowalczuk’s harp performance.”  –New York Times, Sunday

“An ideal performance…rare and precious at the same time….”  —Hanoversche Allgemeine Zeitung (Germany)

“The way she plucks the strings is artistry in action. Rhapsody in Blue and I’ve Got You Under My Skin are reasons for Gershwin and Porter, wherever they are, to be applauding.”  –New York Magazine, Gary StevensAfternoon Tea2

“This unique recital which was very well-received by an almost packed Theatre was brought to conclusion with an encore.”  –The Sunday Times, MaltaHonolulu Advertiser Display


Sylvia’s Poster in front of Lincoln Center

“Eccellente il concerto tenuto, ieri pomeriggio, al Lyceum, dal New York Harp Ensemble Sylvia Kowalczuk”  La Sicillia, UrsinoHarpist Sylvia 2027reducedLinCenterPolishArticle