"Their performance was immaculate and moving..."
"Mr. Fowler's sure-fingered technique
and strong guitar sound balanced well with Ms. Umble's musicality,
her tone being among the most lush I have heard, especially pleasing
on the high notes..."
"I would heartily recommend
them for any concert series anywhere."
- Jim McCutcheon, University of Dayton Music Department,
President Dayton Classical Guitar Society
"A superb performance. A joy to listen to!"
"Superior technique and beautiful musicality!"
"Very sensitive ensemble playing!"
- Ronald W. Dubois, Fine Arts Department,
Franciscan University of Steubenville
"... these master musicians are clearly of superior quality."
"... it was hard to imagine, during Robert Beaser's recent Mountain Song
interpretations that two other instruments
could so melodiously meld."
- Dave Nery, JamBrain
"With a repertoire spanning 400 years and four continents, Duo Allant's impeccable musicianship has inspired many distinguished composers to write new works for them."
- Cleveland Classical Guitar Society
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"...superb performance…high level of professional artistry, provided for a most rewarding evening…highest regard..."
- Joseph Edwards, Dean of Fine and Performing Arts, Youngstown State University
"Duo Allant appeared as guest artists at the November program of Sundays at Stambaugh at Christman Hall. Both musicians brought a high standard of excellence to their performance in their first appearance at this series. If the enthusiastic response from the audience is any indication, they will be invited back.
The musicianship and artistry of Kathryn Umble, flutist and Francois Fowler, classical guitarist, was displayed in duets as well as solos. The carefully chosen program featuring works of composers from seven countries was a wonderful opportunity to experience a variety of styles, technical challenges, and ethnic influences. Brief descriptions before each work added greatly to the pleasure of the audience in providing them with insight into what they were about to hear.
I have no reservations in recommending Duo Allant to perform as guest artists for your discerning audience."
- Jackie Bibo, Coordinator of 'Sundays at Stambaugh' concert series, Stambaugh Auditorium