Previews and Reviews

Press | Review ~ Oberlin

Review of an all-Duruflé concert in Finney Chapel, Oberlin, Ohio:

Suter’s impeccable organ playing and musicianship were certainly the highlight of the evening. The “Suite Pour Orgue, Op. 5” (1933), which consists of a prelude, sicilienne and toccata, was played with such virtuosity it seemed an effortless task. The contrasting colors and subtle harmonies of Duruflé were evident in the suite and Suter brought out these musical aspects with perfection and ease.
~ Oberlin Review [US]

Press | Review ~ Great Organbuilders of America

Review of the Great Organbuilders of America series of recordings on the JAV Recordings label:

For me, the finest playing is that of Erik William Suter on Volume 5. A graduate of Oberlin and Yale and a pupil of Thomas Murray (among others), he brings a rare depth of musicianship, rhythmical subtlety, beautifully detailed articulation, allied to a refined ear for colour. His Tournemire Te Deum, Vierne Clair de lune and Toccata, Duruflé Scherzo and Dupré Preludio (from Symphonie II) are not just technically flawless but real interpretations – the sort to which one will always return with pleasure. His Bach is similarly refined and his sense of the fantasia-like quality of the Toccata from BWV 564 is as distinguished as any I have ever heard.
~ Organists’ Review [UK]