"[Masters] is the winner of last year's Guitar Foundation
of America Solo Guitar Competition. That honor, combined with movie-star
looks and a natural showman's charisma, puts Masters at the forefront
of her generation of guitarists."
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
"Elements in her performance style, a relatively short few years
off the launching pad as classical careers go, suggest Masters is
on a swift and certain trajectory to star territory."
- Illinois Times
"Poise, maturity and clean technique… Masters put her ample dexterity
to good use… Her control of instrumental color was exemplary."
- San Antonio Express-News
su participación, la artista estadounidense demostró
el por qué es una de las guitarristas más solicitadas
de su generación. La naturalidad con la que ejecutó
el instrumento musical, denotó una manera sofisticada y cálida
para "tocar" música."
- Noroeste, Culiacan Mexico
"Martha Masters demonstrated a gift for turning
the guitar into a polyphonic instrument. [Her] exploration of soft
dynamics was such that at times it seemed as if swallowing might
disturb the moment."
- Austin-American Statesman
"Classical guitarist Martha Masters is one of the brightest new
stars of her generation. She has that combo of unquestionably high-level
technique and a sense of the music, of soul."
- Acoustic Guitar
"With her clean playing, well-graded dynamics and all-round musical
intelligence, she is a pleasure to listen to."
- Classical Guitar
"Masters had a sweet tone... a fine balanced tremolo... I would
go out of my way to hear [Martha] play again."
"Her sound is refined, the clarity and balance of her articulation
is thoroughly controlled without ever sounding rigid, and her sense
of phrasing is both intelligent and natural."
- Guitar Review
"[Masters] demonstrated a good sense of singing and produced excellent
atmosphere with intelligent music and phrasing… her music was noble.
She created a joyful and elegant atmosphere with good fluid passage.
She showed her articulated and rich tone, and generated a romantic
flavor with good sensibility. Her strong technical ability allowed
her to maintain excellent musicality even in difficult passages,
which was very impressive."
- Gendai Guitar
"Martha Masters has a wonderful sound, a fine sense of artistry,
and excellent communication with her audience. She plays with a
clear sense of musical style and is willing to take artistic risks
to heighten the depth of her musical expression."
- Classical Guitar Society of Northern Colorado
"Artful, virtuosic, and sophisticated."
- Palos Verdes Peninsula News
"Martha Masters played with an extremely high level of refinement
and poise that brought much fluidity to her sense of musicality
and technical arsenal."
- Boston Classical Guitar Society
"Martha Masters' disc entitled Serenade, is a charming collection
of music that clearly shows why she has gained the recognition she
has: the performances display a love and understanding of the music
that gives each a distinct character and really allows the pieces
to communicate directly with the listener."
- Seattle Classic Guitar Society
"The effect was tantalizing... she played very attentively and beautifully
- I was in heaven."
- The Guitarista
"Masters displayed formidable technical skills and deft musicianship
leaving little doubt why she is so highly regarded."
- Brevard College: Divertimento
"A magical evening of guitar music"
- Savannah Classical Guitar
"Martha Masters will most certainly be one of the most sought-after
guitarists of her generation - hear her!" - Scott Tennant
"Masters justifies her prizes. Bravo!"
- Minnesota Public Radio
"Masters specializes in diminuendo. The effect was delicate and
dream-like, even daring."
- Vue Weekly, Edmonton
"Her cosmopolitan taste is supported by playing of outstanding skill,
the razor-sharp unanimity between hands ensuring absolute precision
even when the music is hurtling by."
- David's Review Corner (Naxos CD Review)