Pianist Dominic Cheli exhibited thoughtful playing and deep musical connection during the first half of the program. Cheli plays with delicacy and a regal poise…
Santa Barbara Voice Magazine (page 4)
From shy ingénue pre-play, to barnstorming Goliath in performance, Cheli’s huge hands flew over the keyboard in lithe contradiction to their presumed gravity; sundry complexities flowing from Prokofiev’s pen were neatly turned to velvet submissions, in this pianist’s intelligent dissection of fact from froo-froo.
The Heartland Journal
Cheli transformed the piano into a mini-orchestra of its own, echoing the agility of a violin, the singing of a flute or the deep responsive voice of a double bass.