“Completely assured technically and brilliantly vivid musically.”
-Rodney Lister, review of Tempo Magazine The Bolcom Project recording by American Double, Tempo Magazine.
“Emma Lou Diemer and Philip Ficsor played with exciting presence and fresh virtuosity.”
-Daniel, Kepl, Santa Barbara News-Press, October 28, 2009.
“On the new CD [Summer Day]…Philip Ficsor plays beautifully.”
-Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara Independent, Oct. 22-29, 2009, Vol. 23/197
“There is something quite special about this recording…Everything about these CDs warrant the strongest recommendation.”
-Jerry Dubins, review of The Bolcom Project recording by American Double, Fanfare Magazine (May/June 2008): 60-61.
“The unostentatious virtuosity of William Bolcom’s beautifully managed Suite for Solo Violin makes a perfect vehicle for the well-prepared violinist Philip Ficsor…[he] endows high violin lines with a Szymanowski-like sweetness.”
-Roderic Dunnett, review of The Bolcom Project recording by American Double, The Strad (April 2008): 92.
“American Double’s performances on [The Bolcom Project] are especially rewarding.”
David Weininger, “He was eclectic before eclecticism was cool,” Classical Notes, Boston Globe, February 15, 2008.
“…sumptuous tone and consistently tight ensemble work.”
-Marc Shulgold, review of concert performance by American Double, Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, Rocky Mountain News & The Denver Post, October 13, 2007. http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/music/article/0,2792,DRMN_54_5721607,00.html
“Masterfully presented three works by William Bolcom.”
-Paul Siegel, review of concert performance by American Double, Augustana Lutheran Church, Denver, Denver Music Buzz, November 2007.
“Luminously performed by [Ficsor] a wonderful musician.”
-Josef Woodard, review of concert performance by Philip Ficsor (violin), Betty Oberacker (piano) and Emma Lou Diemer (piano), Faulkner Gallery, Santa Barbara Public Library, May 7, 2008.
“Magnificent sense of ensemble.”
-Anna Molnar, review of concert performance by American Double, Kiskunhalas, Hungary, Halasi Tukor, March 31, 2004.
“A magical climax was attained with Ficsor’s splendid solo work.”
-C.J. Gianakaris, review of concert performance of Messiaen’s Quartet for the end of Time by Philip Ficsor (violin), Elizabeth Start (cello), Bradley Wong (clarinet), Phyllis Rappeport (piano), First Baptist Church, Kalamazoo, Michigan, April 11, 2004.