Critical Acclaim

 “My great pal, genius in music.”

Lionel Hampton, NEW YORK CITY

“Simply further evidence of an unusual talent.”

Yale University, USA

"Different leader.” “Different sound.”

Austin American-Statesman, USA

“Rarely have I heard such emotion.”

Franco Ferrara, ROME

“Léger the guest conductor was very impressive.”

CCTV, BEIJING

“Music director Francis Léger and his orchestra made the score shine.”

“Never have I heard a chorus sing so well.”

Montachusett Times, BOSTON

“With Léger on the podium, orchestras deliver exciting and lucid performances

often distinguished by their expressive content, coherence, and refinement.”

Fondazione RAS, NAPLES

“Extraordinary." ”Charismatic maestro."

Oriental Television, SHANGHAI

“He has the respect, and at the risk of overstatement, love of them all.”

The Chronicle, HARTFORD

“Absolutely wonderful.”

Prince Edward Island, CANADA

“This is the best sound I’ve heard ...

not only painting Mussorgsky’s florid musical images, but building triumphantly to the finale.”

Austin American-Statesman, USA




CRITICAL COMMENTARY

Documented Remarks


“Possesses all the powers of an outstanding artist,

combined with the maturity and civility required.”

1.


“Talent, temperament, and ability

to lead a major orchestra.”

2.


“Without exception, whenever Léger performs he immediately brings out

the expressive character of whatever he plays or conducts.”

3.


"Léger has a combination of skills

which I thought I would never see in a practicing artist.”

4.


“Inspiring performer.”

“Passionate and charismatic musician.”

5.


“Shows a wealth of technical competence and unfailing musicality.”

6.


“His knowledge of voices and operatic staging is very good.”

7.


“Deep and mature command of a wide range of musical interpretation.”

8.


“The concerts which he guest conducted showed not only coherent musicality

in performance, but even identifiably different styles for the works played.”

9.


“A rare, ‘compleat’ musician.”

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