Critical Acclaim for The Light Wraps You

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"This disc, Michele Fiala’s debut CD, contains an interesting programme of new music for oboe. The oboe sound is rich and warm…the intonation is excellent and the match of tone quality is impressive...It is a real delight to hear jazz played on oboe and bassoon in such a convincing way…Once again, the playing is excellent, and the musical ideas are communicated well...Any performer who makes the effort to disseminate new repertoire such as Michele Fiala has done here is to be applauded. This is a wonderful collection of recent works, many of which will undoubtedly be new to most listeners. The standard of playing is consistently high, and the music is enjoyable and well written. Well worth listening to."
-Carla Rees in MusicWeb International, November 2008

“…A classy affair from start to finish…The interpretations are elegant…Fiala’s tone is light, mellow and flexible.”
-Jeanne Belfy, writing in The Double Reed  v. 31 no. 3 p. 117 and p. 118

“This is a voice fresh as a crisp December morning. Her oboe is singing, playful and expansive…The whole thing is absolutely delightful…Let this class act wrap around you.”
-Lee Stott, writing in WKYU’s Choice Magazine

This is oboist Michele Fiala’s first recording and she is introducing herself to us with new music for the instrument…I also like MacMillan’s Intercession…the three oboes synthesize the fascinating vibrations that are often made when bell tones overlap…the musicians collaborate well…Fiala seems to enjoy herself in this style.”
-Schwartz, American Record Guide, July/August 2008


“It Had to Be” is a quartet for flute, oboe, clarinet and piano performed with energy, precision and an excellent sense of ensemble, and the music has a strong sense of identity.”
-Carla Rees, The Flutist Quarterly, Summer 2009