let the piece unfold as if it was an improvisation -
Simon Fryer's realization
of my intentions was as close to perfection as I could imagine
from a soloist.
- Gary Kulesha, composer
a shocking work... handsomely
played. - (Penderecki Concerto Grosso)
fine playing... particularly
Simon Fryer's haunting cello solos - Globe
sustained and dramatic
line... great intensity and concentration... instinctive balance
and sensitivity. - Kelowna Daily
Simon Fryer is without
a doubt one of Canada's most important cellists. We have had
the opportunity of performing together and found his unusual
sensitivity to the chamber music repertoire a joy. He possesses
a lyrical approach to his instrument reminiscent of a fine
tenor. His recitals present the repertoire with a musical
intelligence and unified voice. These performances are simply
not to be missed.
- The St. Lawrence String Quartet
Simon Fryer demonstrates
an excellent command of his instrument as a tool of communication
between composer and listener. He plays with masterful technique
and beautiful tone. In addition, he has the very appealing
attribute of establishing a warm rapport with his audience.
- Marilyn Dalzell, CBC
Rarely have we been blessed
with such wonderful music making... - John
B. Lawson, Q.C., Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Hats off for Fryer's
presentation of a seldom-heard contemporary composition...
- Cape Argus