“Mr. Timbrell's performance was masterly. . . Admirable simplicity and directness . . . grace and rhythmic alacrity . . . real insight and some beautifully translucent sounds.” — The Times ( London).
“Lovely playing, beautifully conceived and technically assured.” The Washington Post.
“Strong, extroverted, technically adept. A virtuosic performance of Leon Kirchner's Piano Sonata skillfully captured the harsh beauty of this challenging music.” — The New York Times.
“[Timbrell was] fluent in phrasing, technically brilliant and completely at home in the music.” — The Washington Post.
“Timbrell clearly reveled in music of such blazing drama and rhetoric [Liszt]. He played with an imposing air of authority.” — The Daily Telegraph ( London).
“MASTERFUL RENDERING OF DEBUSSY BY TIMBRELL” [headline]
“Pianist Charles Timbrell is an excellent Debussy stylist, [and] his subtle, introverted reading [of the Préludes, Book II] climaxed the program. . . . L’Isle joyeuse was evidence of the pianist's well-developed technical abilities. . . . The audience seemed enraptured.” — The Washington Times.
“Charles Timbrell is not only a virtuoso pianist, but a remarkable musicologist as well.” — Gaby Casadesus, from the Foreword, French Pianism.
“Timbrell brought great clarity and a broad palette of tone color to each work.” — William Thomas Walker, in Classical Voice North Carolina.
“A first-class pianist.” — Peter J. Rabinowitz, in Fanfare.