Charles Mokotoff

Classical Guitarist

Critical Reviews

CD Review in Classical Guitar Magazine

CD Review on ClassicalGuitarMusic.org

Concert Review

Autumn Elegy CD Reviewed on Acoustic Guitar Blog

“…Fall of Birds, a rarely recorded work of utter excellence gets a truly monumental performance. I loved this CD. Fabulous playing, excellent and well thought out interpretations and a CD to really go out and buy.”

-Classical Guitar Magazine

“Mokotoff has recorded an album filled with mystery, virtuosity, musical maturity, and mood that really hits the spot. His playing is a mix of strong tone, pianistic at times, but also capable of beautiful legato phrasing and a natural feel for forward movement.”

-ClassicalGuitarMusic.org

“Classical guitarist Charles Mokotoff returned for his second performance in the Cultural Series. He played works by Bach, Scarlatti, Mangoré, Granados and Albéniz to resounding applause.”

-State Magazine (periodical of the US Department of State)

“…exceptional among debutantes…a thoughtful, gentlemanly artist, technically fastidious and able to coax a range of sounds from his instrument.”

-New York Times

“An artist who possesses vast guitar technique and musicianship, as well as a much rarer gift: a talent for programming. One got the feeling from Mr. Mokotfoff’s repertoire that the era of hopelessly unidiomatic guitar music has finally passed.”

-Hong Kong Standard

“…technical difficulties were no obstacle for the performer. The concert was delightful from beginning to end.”

-Northeastern University News (Mass.)

Charles Mokotoff - Classical Guitarist
Charles Mokotoff - Classical Guitarist

“…he demonstrated the heights of his virtuosic skills…the entire program emitted a golden sheen which warmed many in the audience…”

-North Reading Transcript (Mass)

“Mokotoff showed himself to be a musician of refined taste and deft technique. He chose the ornaments of early music and large flurries of guitar strumming in the Spanish music with care and good judgement.”

-Springfield Morning Union (Mass.)

“…Bach’s Chaconne was a masterpiece of contrapuntal sounds played with deep feeling and profound understanding of the original…the capacity audience responded with vigorous applause.”

-Times-Herald Record (NY)

“The full range of Mokotoff’s technique and extraordinary musicianship was displayed by the flamenco-inspired works of Turina…a virtuoso on the classical guitar.”

-Salem Evening News (Mass)

“He needed only to begin playing a Sonata by Scarlatti to have them convinced of his skill and artistry on the classical guitar…(the work by Nikita Koshkin was) performed with beautiful tone, seemingly effortless runs up and down the guitar neck and deft fingering.”

-New Milford Times (CT)