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Acclaim

Acclaim

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“Agréable?  Certainement! … My suggestion?  Indulge yourself. April Clayton… displays a smooth, beguiling tone and sure sense of style. She makes light of tricky passages… Delectable.” ~ Fanfare magazine

“Each piece was played with beauty of tone, rhythmic verve, and a marvelous sense of the unique character of each composer.” ~ David Conte, composer

April Clayton… played with lyrical eloquence and nimble virtuosity. – Deseret Morning News
“Clayton and Song… played with evident affection and understanding… This is subtle and evocative music and it receives a loving performance here… delicate passages are charming… A well-chosen, well-played programme of music.” ~ MusicWeb International

“Elegance and style are evident throughout, and Clayton’s intonation and technique are impeccable. This recording is highly recommended.” ~ Flute Talk 

“April’s playing came to life with such grace and tenderness – all I could have hoped for and more.” ~ Todd Coleman, composer

“How did she play it?  From memory and with total conviction. Her performance… was superb… Utah is lucky to have her.” ~ New York Concert Review

“It’s a rare pleasure to work with an artist of international renown. As she flies through the demanding Renaissance Concerto, I’m thinking April Clayton has to be magic… For me, experiencing the flute horizons of April Clayton has been a treasured highlight of my musical life.”
 ~ Ron Simpson, producer

Elegance and style are evident throughout, and Clayton’s intonation and technique are impeccable. This recording is highly recommended. – Flute Talk

“I am riveted by (Clayton’s) performances… they are among the most intense musical experiences of my life – breathtaking. Her musicianship is such that she could play something from the phone book and make it sound like a masterpiece.” ~ Murray Boren, composer

“A performer to behold time and time again. Don’t miss her!” ~ Carol Wincenc, professor of flute, The Julliard School