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Endorsements from the music world


“Jo Anne Sukumaran’s new album “The Night Garden” is a really beautiful contribution towards presenting lesser-known bassoon repertoire for the worldwide audience. Her interpretation can often be characterized as meditative and melancholic, which suits perfectly for the pieces in this album. Jo Anne and her album “The Night Garden” have my highest recommendations!”

-Kristian Oma Ronnes, Principal Bassoon, The Baltic Opera, Poland/Norway

“Jo Anne Sukumaran’s album The Night Garden juxtaposes bassoon classics alongside improvisations, transcriptions and newer works to transcend the typical recital program. Her richly musical playing invites listeners to take a meditative, thoughtful look at this collection of deeply expressive works. Especially engaging is the improvisation that shares the title with the album.” - Jeffrey Lyman, Professor of Bassoon, University of Michigan, USA



“Very beautiful playing, stunning sound!”

-Georg Gratzer, Multi-instrumentalist (Woodwinds), Austria

“Jo Anne has the talent to put the bassoon in new perspectives and find connections that have not been explored before; her programming and co- operations with other musicians are very genuine and highly original: a development that is very much needed for our instrument!”

- Bram van Sambeek, Solo bassoonist, Professor of Bassoon, Hochschule fuer Musik und Tanz, Cologne 

“I have been consistently impressed with Jo Anne Sukumaran’s creativity and inspired way to make music. She is one of the outstanding talents that I know, and also a very serious musician that is always engaged to make music at the highest level. I recommend for everyone her project, “The Night Garden” which I’m confident will represent a giant leap forward for the artistry of the bassoon.”

- Alexandre Silverio, Solo Bassoon, Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra 

“Haunting and beautiful” – Adrienne Albert, Composer, USA