“Clarinetist Kornel Wolak was superb, and showed why he is one of the best clarinetists of our time. His duo and solo performances were exciting, subtle and so sensitive, his improvisations were exquisite. He is a brilliant performer.
This Double-Double Duo was the best of new, young “classical” musicians opening the windows to fresh air and bringing their own style of intellect, expertise, talent and just plain fun to a new 21st century audience.
The audience at this concert enjoyed every minute. A great start to the Barrie Concerts series.”
Barrie Examiner on Double-Double Duo Recital, October 2015
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“KORNEL, we GENUINELY support you and respect your work tremendously. Your music is a continuous source of great enjoyment in our home and when we travel. You are undoubtedly on the cutting edge of even greater recognition! Please keep striving for new heights: YOU ARE AMONG THE BEST and it is just a matter of time and proper promotion before you will see YOUR moment happen!!! We are awed by a young man who will humble himself to kneel down with a group of children who live with such limited opportunities, yet you patiently introduced them to your instrument and the exciting sounds it produces, while at the same time, you are capable of performing on a stage with heart-stopping musical ability, carefully orchestrated with intuitive charisma that has an audience on the edge of their chairs. We are pleased and are proud you have chosen David for your Clarinet Instrument Care Provider, and we applaud your unfolding career! BRAVO, Kornel!
We send you great affection and caring,
– Dale and David, Straubinger Flutes Inc, www.straubingerflutes.com
Durante la interpretación del concierto de Mozart el Maestro Wolak pudo mantener la unidad durante toda la obra sin exagerar ni perder el dramatismo mozartiano dando un gran significado a cada frase extrayendo la energia propia de la obra y permitiendo que ella sea la que conduzca el concierto, con un segundo movimiento del más alto nivel interpretativo y un dominio técnico durante toda la obra siempre al servicio del arte musical.
[During the performance of the Mozart concerto Master Wolak was able to maintain unity throughout the work without exaggerating or losing the Mozartian drama. He added depth and meaning to each musical phrase by removing any unnecessary force or strain therefore allowing the music to flow. In the second movement, Mr. Wolak displayed the highest level of interpretation and technical mastery having it always at service of the music.]
– William Vergara, Conductor, Cuenca Symphony Orchestra, Ecuador
Qué, el Maestro Kornel Wolak es poseedor de una gran metodología para la enseñanza, además su calidéz en el sonido y dominio del instrumento hacen de él en cada presentación y conciertos un virtuoso del Clarinete.
[Mr. Kornel Wolak holds a solid teaching methodology. The warmth of his sound and mastery of the instrument make him a virtuoso that shines at every concert.]
– Guido Puchaicela Paccha, Principal Clarinetist, Loja Symphony Orchestra, Ecuador
Kornel Wolak en su recital demostró gran virtuosismo y dominio del clarinete, poseedor de un limpio sonido, clara articulación, notable solvencia técnica e interpretativa, amplio dominio de matices que hacen de su trabajo un músico sobresaliente.
[Kornel Wolak in his recital showed great virtuosity and mastery of the clarinet, possessing a sound clean, clear articulation, and interpretive remarkable technical expertise, extensive domain of nuances that make his work an outstanding musician.]
– Paulo César, Principal Clarinetist, Cuenca Symphony, Ecuador
“Control and a smooth, elegant expressivity are what make Wolak shine”
VIEW FULL ARTICLE – John Terauds, The Toronto Star
“… Kornel Wolak showed extraordinary control over his instrument capturing the audience with well thought through interpretation of Karol Kurpinski Clarinet Concerto”
– Glos Wielkopolski (“The Voice of Great Poland Region Daily Newspaper”)
“Clarinetist Kornel Wolak, also an amazing virtuoso, demonstrated his dexterity and tonal control from the lowest to the highest notes on the instrument”
– Kelowna Daily Courier
“[KW showed] admirable calmness and patience in shaping beautiful sonorities… full of energy”
– Andrzej Chylewski, Glos Wielkopolski
“[His playing was] beautiful in the lyric selections… a lot of imaginative colors, dynamics and rubato”
– Jolanta Brozda, Gazeta Wyborcza