“A cellist of power and grace”
– The Guardian
" a cellist of prodigious technical gifts and sharp intellect... Woods is an artist rooted in classical music, but whose cello is a vehicle that takes him, and his concertgoers, on wide-ranging journeys."
– The New York Times
"dazzlingly inventive... a musician of uncommon communicative power"
– Gramophone Magazine
"one of the finest young cellists of his generation"
"In its curated cacophony, Difficult Grace elicits the same kind of awe you feel perusing your smartest friend’s bookshelf: Here are the ideas, artists, and words that shaped Woods, arranged in plain sight. Luckily for us, his library is ever growing."
– Chicago Reader
“Throughout the set, Parker Woods showcased the range and depth of his instrument through virtuosic performances that combined both technical prowess and delicate grace."
– I Care If You Listen
"Cellist Seth Parker Woods did the audience a service in reviving “Lamentations” by Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, a singular composer who spent the twilight of his career at the Center for Black Music Research at Columbia College Chicago. We need to hear more of “Perk’s” music, and in performances as impassioned as Woods’.”
– Chicago Tribune
"...cellist Seth Parker Woods, who is quickly becoming a groundbreaking new-music star both in the avant-garde and pop worlds.”
– Los Angeles Times
“Utterly thrilling, and Woods unstoppable performance was outstanding.”
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