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South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Harpist Yumiko Endo Schlaffer showed herself to be a master of dynamics in Mozart's Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra in C major, K299. Her playing was deft and nimble, never losing the requisite momentum."


Coral Gables Gazette

"Yumiko Endo Schlaffer was simply extraordinary. She met every technical challenge and turned the composer's musical brutality into beauty -a remarkable performance. This superb musician has a bright future."


South Florida Sun-Sentinel

"Yumiko Endo Schlaffer was the virtuosic soloist, giving a tour de force reading."


New York Concert Review

" ~was immediately struck by Ms. Endo's presence - confident, yet relaxed and warm, clearly the bearing of a natural performer. ~Endo's sense of rubato and elastic phrasing shined through. ~Endo is a consummate performer; her playing was sensitive and refined."

Harp Column Magazine (Review by Alison Young)

“Japanese harpist Yumiko Endo Schlaffer plays with a luxurious richness as soft as the velvet she lightly places herself on. Rhapsodie is sheer grace and elegance…… what struck me was how Yumiko’s seductive phrasing blossomed before my ears. She is able to take her solo instrument and create the soundscape of a symphony orchestra with many characters like a Scheherazade telling tales all night long.”

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