Reviews

The New York Times

It is a moving experience to hear him evoke a spirit of music from the Baroque… the music metamorphoses smoothly, from the ethereal to mighty.

The Newark Star Ledger

…the Reubke Sonata performance was no less than sensational. Turk gave a memorable demonstration of musicianship, by which is meant a seamless integration of interpretation and virtuosity.

The American Organist

Dr. Turk proved a huge success; he rendered a program of virtuoso playing combined with impeccable artistry and strong rhythmic drive. The concert ended with a standing ovation.

The Catholic Times

…an enthusiastic audience…creative programming, which Turk understands well…brilliant manual and pedal technique.

The Flint Journal

Turk performed an impressive set of organ works to the delight of a standing-room crowd… his athletic performance brings lots of flair to the organ console.

Albuquerque Journal

Organist shows command of instrument” (Cathedral Church of St. John) “With sure mastery he offered explosions of color and volume but always as musician rather than a showman… it was the inner stillness, in the midst of even the most brilliant display passages that spoke directly to the heart. The Adagio (Barber) flowed in gentle […]

The American Organist – CD Review

(French Spectaculars) Turk has a strong grasp of rhythm, keyboard technique, and registration. He makes this succession of familiar warhorses come alive as fresh music, no small feat… his Widor Toccata shows both spirited brilliance and total control.

Asbury Park Press

…pacing, refinement of touch and absolute technical assurance made for an exquisite performance…that Turk performed the entire concert from memory, however, immediately raised the playing level several notches above what one usually encounters in an organ recital and assured a freshness and flexibility reserved for the true virtuoso rank in which this organist clearly belongs.

The Williamsport Sun-Gazette

The program was outstanding. The pipe organ at the church is considered one of the finest in central Pennsylvania, and Dr. Turk seemed to demonstrate that fact. The applause following each piece was anomalously explosive and lengthy; in conversation with another attendee at intermission, he said: ?I am not even a musician, and I got […]