"…The soloist, Khari Joyner, made a powerful impact… he was eloquently plangent in a cadenza heavy on punishing string crossings and precisely dissonant chords."
–Zachary Wolfe, The New York Times
"…A musician of ferocious concentration…"
–Glenn Roney, The New York Theatre Wire
"He’s a charismatic soloist, too, finding the essence of the concerto’s elegant passions — rewarded with a grateful standing ovation..."
-Pierre Ruhe, Atlanta Journal Constitution
"One of the most promising young cellists in the country.."
-Tom Sabulis, Atlanta Journal Constitution