“…Petricic began with the second movement of Messiaen’s
L’Ascension, “Alléluias sereins”. The effect
was pure magic as we all silently enjoyed the serene beauty of the gorgeous
Tiffany window rising in front of us into the bright clear sunshine during
Petricic’s beautiful playing…”
sang LOBE DEN HERREN to Petricic’s masterful accompaniment…”
is a brilliant player with a great sense of color...”
ended his recital with the Prélude et fugue sur le nom d’Alain,
op. 7, by Maurice Duruflé. It was electrifying…”
Diapason, February, 2008 – review of Marko Petricic’s organ
recital during the OHS National Convention in July of 2007)
"Particularly sensitive virtuosity based on a deeply thought-out,
detailed study of the score."
(Politika, Belgrade 2003)
for performing so brilliantly on our Music at Holy Trinity series. Your
playing was so elegant…true to musical style and form, interesting,
rhythmically vibrant and very musical. THANK YOU!”
(Dr. Stephen Hamilton, The Church of the Holy Trinity, New York City,
“Thank you so much for your wonderful and extraordinary contribution
to the Toronto Early Music Centre's "Musically Speaking" series.
It was surprising how much richness and depth the music of Bach, Scarlatti,
and Soler, had on the bayan (not to mention the Russian composers who
wrote specifically for that instrument) when played with such musicality.”
(Frank Nakashima, Toronto Early Music Centre, Toronto, Canada, presenter)
“Your performance was outstanding, reflecting your superb musicianship
and your amazing dexterity and technical mastery. We loved your varied
and skillful programming, and appreciated both of the encores. It was
perfect for this knowledgeable audience of musicians. The comments you
offered in between compositions were enlightening and entertaining and
demonstrated what a relaxed and experienced performer you are. The next
morning our attendees were still talking about how much they enjoyed the
previous evening’s entertainment. You are a natural teacher!”
(Gail Berenson, President Elect Music Teachers National Association, Cincinnati,
“Thank you very
much for being the guest artist for the 2006 Summit for MTNA Leadership.
The expressive quality with which you played was exceptional, especially
during the “Chamber Suite”, which explored the various tonal
capabilities of the instrument.”
(Gary L. Ingle, Executive Director, MTNA, Cincinnati, Ohio)
and Bayan Recital
“Thank you so very much for the fabulous performance. Everyone in
attendance was so complimentary of the event. It was a memorable evening
for all of us! I hope that someday it might be possible for you to return.”
(Lois Jaeger, Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, presenter)
'How did he get all those sounds out of that instrument?'
'What a great program - I'm glad I didn't miss it!!'
Those were just some of the comments heard after Marko Petricic deomonstrated
and performed on the bayan accordion at our February meeting. It was a
pleasure to hear this instrument, especially since there are so few in
the United States. Thank you Marko, for sharing your talent!"
("Fanfare" American Guild of Organists, Indianapolis Chapter
Newsletter, March 2006)
"They are virtuosos in their essence who succeeded in waking to life
authentic dances and songs from the Balkan landsí rich folklore.
These two technically brilliant, spirited, and sensitive soloists succeeded
in offering a concert far beyond the ordinary."
(Smalands Posten, Sweden)
"Anything but bland. At its core are influences from the gypsy musical
tradition of the Balkan region and Franceóand an Indiana University
classical music education. It's very lively, it's very passionate. It
speaks directly to people. There are a lot of surprises."
(The Herald-Times, Bloomington IN)