“Pianist Barbara McKenzie…..a discovery who has charmed us all.”
Le Matin

“…a sensitivity and intensity that one rarely finds, even from the most venerated artists.”
Westfälische Rundschau-Münster

“If only music were always such a delight. The listeners were carried away… One had the feeling that the music must be played just so and in no other way.”
Heidelberger Zeitung


Song Cycle on Poems of Sameul Menashe
“These songs are lovely. They both honor the deepening simplicity of Samuel’s poems and create something new, and equally beguiling. Thank you!”

Stephen Young, The American Poetry Foundation


invigorating..[the Carolina Piano Trio]…played with bravura and authority.”
Raleigh News and Observer

“Confident, humorful music-making…beautifully balanced and unified.”
Raleigh News and Observer

“wonderful phrasing and virtuosic skills.”
Classical Voice of North Carolina

“…an impressive unity of vision and spirit.”
Raleigh News and Observer

“Classical music should always be introduced to children like Barbara McKenzie’s, “Papa Haydn”. They were enthralled with the program she, as Mr. Joseph Haydn, presented today at the Beaufort Library. The program was very well balanced with interactive play and just the right amount of piano selections. Ms. McKenzie held their attention throughout the presentation in a warm and charming manner. Thank you for coming and sharing this with our students.”
Carteret County Library, Beaufort, NC