“Mr. Friedlander, an ingenious cellist who makes an art of soulful rusticity,“ says Nate Chinen of the NYTimes


"Erik Friedlander can do things with a cello that should have a reasonable listener fearing for her life," says Pitchfork. "Rostropovich one second and Rottweiler the next."


"He makes the music whole, he doesn't just perform it. Great music, great artist, great performance." - The Free Jazz Collective


".. startling virtuosity." - Kurt Gottschalk, The Squid's Ear


"Friedlander delivers what may be the definitive statement thus far in terms of what the cello can do." - ­ Kevin Kampwirth,, August 15, 2007



"As tough-minded and original as it is elegiac." ­ - Jon Garelick, Boston

Phoenix, July 24, 2007


"You never know what cellist Erik Friedlander has up his sleeve."

­ - Detroit Free Press, July 26, 2007


"Everyone's (seriously, everyone's) favorite avant-garde cellist is Erik

Friedlander. He should be yours too." ­ - The L Magazine, July 11, 2007


"He strives for beauty in his playing and writing, and often finds both." ­

- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 26, 2007


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