Mentions

“Although relatively young, he possesses a mature personality without any self-serving affectations. He radiates a natural authority and energy, which is paired with spontaneity and a communicative rapport with orchestral players.”

Opera Slovakia, 6/2016

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“That’s the thing: [Music Director] Martin [Majkut] always seems to find a way; however good it may be, he’s always looking for and finding a way to improve; always pushing the level up another notch. He is amazing – an incomparable, unique & perhaps irreplaceable asset.”

Performing Arts Review, 10/2015

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“All the pieces were put in place, and tweaked to perfection by the amazing, supremely gifted, and hard-working Mr. Majkut.”

Performing Arts Review, 9/2015

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“…this was the finest performance by an orchestra that I have heard since attending concerts by the major metropolitan orchestras in Los Angeles (Los Angeles Philharmonic), San Francisco (San Francisco Symphony) and New York (New York Philharmonic)… My hat is off to Mr. Majkut and to the musicians of the Rogue Valley Symphony. With this “Orchestra Showcase” concert, they have far exceeded my expectations for what any small market regional symphony orchestra was capable of. They are sounding like a full time professional orchestra in a major American or European city. Keep up the great work and know that your audience recognizes and appreciates your efforts.”

Jacksonville Review, 3/2015

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“Martin Majkut is one of the most talented music directors I have worked with during my thirty years of concertizing. Above this, he is a very dear friend, and a very giving musical soul. I have treasured our work together and look forward to many more exciting performances!”

Jeffrey Biegel, pianist

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“Martin Majkut conducts the onstage orchestra to perfection.”

StageSceneLA.com, 12/2014

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“There are great conductors and then there are great musicians: Martin Majkut is both!”

Robert Bonfiglio, classical harmonica player

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“Listening to Rogue Valley Symphony’s outstanding performance of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, one can’t help but feel that if Beethoven is somewhere in heaven, with his hearing restored, he must have been smiling listening to Maestro Majkut lead the orchestra masterfully through this piece.”

Jacksonville Review, 10/2014

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“The Rogue Valley Symphony: Behind the Scenes”

Jefferson Monthly, 12/2013. An insightful look into the life of the Rogue Valley Symphony. Read the article here.

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“Rogue Opera led by Maestro Martin Majkut… delivers a “Madame Butterfly” that is professionally complete in every way.”

Ashland Daily Tidings, 5/2013

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“Maestro Martin Majkut’s skill and discipline was clearly evident in the precise timing of the orchestra and cast and in the beautiful sounds he elicited from the… ensemble in the pit.”

Ashland Daily Tidings, 5/2012

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“Barber… at the hands of Majkut… sounds grandly cinematic and quintessentially American.”

Medford Mail Tribune, 9/2011

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“Cultivated and precise gestures…”

Musical Life, Slovakia, 9/2010

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“Martin Majkut… delivered the first Medford show of his watch to a full Craterian audience Saturday night, winning over both audience and musicians.”

Medford Mail Tribune, 9/2010

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“Majkut appears to relish his new job, and the orchestra is there for him. One eagerly awaits the unfolding of the new season.”

Medford Mail Tribune, 9/2010

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“Majkut brought a sure hand and an unassuming demeanor to the evening.”

Medford Mail Tribune, 11/2009

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“The fiery last movement was thrilling, with flute and horns swept into the frenzy and the timpani thundering, the whole thing sweeping to a mad, life-affirming climax. It was a fine, revealing look at vintage Beethoven, and the audience brought Majkut back for a standing ovation.”

Medford Mail Tribune, 11/2009

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Interview with Martin Majkut, Music Director/Conductor of the Rogue Valley Symphony!