John Musto                      Composer/Pianist

"John Musto's two piano concertos are works of enormous imagination, freshness and feeling that require a soloist who combines sensitivity with almost ferocious virtuosity.  As this new disc reveals, the composer had the ideal pianist in mind when writing the concertos – himself.

- Gramophone Magazine

He is not just the leading vocal composer of his generation, but perhaps also the leading one of opera.”

Fanfare Magazine

“Musto is the real thing, a quite flawless musician, with superb chops and lyric instincts.  He’s sophisticated as hell and can write a great tune.”  

Fanfare Magazine

“ A masterpiece was born Wednesday night at the Barns of Wolf Trap. Ben Jonson's 399-year-old play  Volpone  took on a new life in the world premiere of an opera of the same name by composer John Musto…This opera is likely to be taken up by many other American companies.”

The Washington Post

"Musto spins flaxen pop into golden art."  

New York Newsday

“These are bold, proud, unapologetically expressive concertos that, judging from Musto’s playing of their solo parts, were unquestionably written by a card- carrying pianist of significant gifts.”

- International Record Review

“I don’t know any full-time composer today who plays with greater panache.”

- The New York Observer