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"Brilliance, panache, sensitivity and a keen ear for timbres and textures ... Driskill-Smith had it all in a recital on the glorious Aeolian-Skinner organ at St. Mark's Cathedral ... The Langlais Fete and Heiller Tanz-Toccata set off sparks, the Simonds Iam sol recedit igneus and Vierne Claire de lune warmly glowed, and the Willan Introduction, Passacaglia and Fugue was structured and orchestrated with authority."      Scott Cantrell
St Mark's Cathedral, Shreveport LA, USA     2022
"a world-class organ recital ... [by] one of the most renowned young organists on the planet ... all celebrated the world-class artistry"      Keep Amarillo Artsy
St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Amarillo TX, USA     2022
"blew the crowd away ... incredibly appealing ... highly recommended!"      The Diapason
AGO National Convention, Nashville TN, USA     2012
"stunning prowess ... mesmerizing ... he traversed through each section of the complex piece with confidence and elegance ... his artistry and flawless craft of the organ were applauded by a full house ... surpassed expectations"
Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Examiner
Bach Festival, Winter Park FL, USA     2012
"absolutely incredible ... a stunning program ... an outstanding performance ... clear highlight of the convention ... the show-stopper of the week ... BRAVO!"
The American Organist
AGO Regional Convention, Wichita KS, USA     2009
"breathless excitement ... profound musicality ... when a master is at work, everything seems possible"      Satakunnan Kansa
Pori International Organ Festival, Finland     2009
"the match of any performer anywhere"      BBC Radio 3
Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, UK     2009
"wowed listeners with his virtuosic playing ... brought down the house"
The American Organist
AGO Regional Convention, Tulsa OK, USA     2005
"stunningly executed ... captivated the audience completely ... intensely moving ... truly breathtaking ... Driskill-Smith not only plays well: he has the ability to speak to the audience clearly, interestingly and wittily ... he won his audience from the start"      Organo Pleno
Scotch College, Melbourne, Australia     2004
"demonstrated musical intelligence far beyond his years and technical abilities to match ... sensitive musical vision ... brilliantly executed"      Birmingham News
Independent Presbyterian Church, Birmingham AL, USA     2003
"star of a new generation"      Evening Standard
Westminster Abbey, London, UK     2003
"blazing technique ... unbelievable virtuosity ... astounding talent ... the recital by the young English virtuoso (there's no getting around the use of that word here) invites a string of superlatives such as one does not often use ... he surmounted the obstacles of a hugely difficult program with apparent unconcern ... my hands and feet ache just thinking about it"
American Guild of Organists
First Church of Christ, Suffield CT, USA     2003
"superb ... an inspiring concert from a rising star"      Rochdale Observer
Rochdale Town Hall, UK     2003
"one of the finest artists I have heard in a long time ... a stellar recital"
Johannesburg Organ Society
St Mary's Cathedral, Johannesburg, South Africa     2003
"for sheer colour and finesse in every facet of organ playing, Driskill-Smith will be hard to beat, his mastery of the mechanics of the instrument the best of all the competitors ... elegant and suave in everything he played"      Calgary Herald
Jack Singer Concert Hall, Calgary, Canada     2002
"a dynamic, theatrical performer ... the organ resounded with Driskill-Smith's virtuosity ... a sensitive artist ... heartfelt and tender ... performers this good and programs this interesting might inspire new passions in ardent concertgoers"      Pioneer Press, Saint Paul
St Mark's Cathedral, Minneapolis MN, USA     2001
"it is a privilege to witness a rising star, as he is clearly destined to become ... the freshness brought to the classics and newer pieces so fluently executed was an inspiration"
Rochdale Observer
St Chad's Church, Rochdale, UK     2001