Testimonies


Timothy Kurmaskie Timothy Kurmaskie

I have had the pleasure of listening to Dr. Susan Wallace's violin playing on many occasions and each time her playing has evoked an emotional response from me. Dr. Wallace, through her many years of professional playing, provides her audience a musical experience, which evokes musical images, an audible language, and is capable of telling a story provided by her violin, the music that she is playing, which is deeply engaging. A beautiful experience, thank you Dr. Wallace


Kathleen Blum

Dr. Susan Wallace was the featured violin soloist for two songs at our wedding and did just an absolutely amazing performance for us. Accompanied by Lafrida Preston on piano, Dr. Wallace’s music was so moving that MANY of our guests commented on the beautiful music. She made the music feel alive. Her violin sounded as if it were singing, emoting as if it were a person. I asked her to play “1,000 Years” by Christina Perry as the processional and “The Wedding Song” by Paul Stockey for a Family Flower Ceremony and I can’t say enough about the way she was able to embellish the music to completely set the most romantic background I could have imagined. And of course, she was totally professional in aspect. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Wallace.


Constance M. Jessup,  NCTM

We have had several excellent programs here at Atria Oakridge but your recent program was exceptional. Having participated in ensemble performances over the years, I was especially impressed with the musicianship of both you and Ms. Preston. The program presented was well planned with contrasting styles and a broad range of music for a gamut of appetites. As a vocalist, I was especially pleased with your lyrical singing quality and articulation on the violin. Your command of a variety of tone colors, dynamics and technic was very evident. Ms. Preston , at the keyboard, played with musical insight and a fine sense of ensemble with intellectual and emotional rapport. Together you brought a musical quality of unanimity and joy. Thank you for sharing your Musical Blessings. I look forward to an encore performance.


Annamaria Cherian

"I have had the privilege of hearing the expert playing of Dr. Susan Wallace. Truly a master at her craft, she is both skillful and bewitching as a performer. I am unable to fully express the wonder, joy and depth of emotion that is produced while experiencing her playing in concert.

Her repertoire is both varied and imaginative. She captures the essence of the composer, while balancing her own interpretation of the pieces that she plays.


Searstone Manager

The Recitalists were the perfect choice to have come perform at SearStone on Father’s Day! They offered a delightful program for our residents, who were able to enjoy concert hall quality music from the comfort of our Grand Ballroom. We will definitely have them back again!