Letter from Marian McPartland, January 19, 2008
"I have known Krista Seddon for at least six years and have found her to be a wonderful friend and co-worker. She is brilliant at transcribing the music that I improvise on CD and she is, herself, a fine pianist who plays professionally and accompanies other artists with great feeling. Whatever she undertakes will be accomplished with perfection. I would heartily recommend her for any musical position she may be considered for."
Mrs. Dottie Irwin
"Holly and I had such a heavenly time at your magnificent concert. You out-do yourself every time. The serenity of the gentile DAR is good for everyone....Thank you for adding so much beauty to our lives."
Dr. Charles B. Kenyon, former Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Buffalo State (SUNY)
"Krista Seddon is a gifted pianist and educator who combines these talents to provide her audiences with new appreciation for the composers, their time and their music. In her Salon Concert Series she enlivens the performance of piano works by classical masters and jazz greats alike with commentary on the history and development of musical styles and traditions and how these intertwine and influence each other. Her Salon Concert audiences enjoy a fulfilling intellectual and emotional afternoon."
Mary Ann Hargrave re: McPartland Program at the Eastman School of Music
"Several friends who I invited to your program on Monday have sent praising remarks about it..."Music was perfect,"Impressed with presentation," "So polished," Bob and I loved it all - your affection for Marian and her music showed throughout..."
Deacon Jim Jaworski - Church of the Annunciation, Elma, NY
"The crowd loved your trio, the music was terrific and you have a great gift to teach and explain. We would like to invite you back again in the spring."
"Steinway Artist, Krista Seddon, a pianist of classical and popular music, gave an outstanding series of performances at the lovely home of the late Katherine Pratt Horton. At each concert, Krista gave a biography of the composers whose music she played, which was very interesting. The audience could feel the emotion and heart Krista puts into her music. A truly great and exciting Salon Series which I had the privilege to attend."
Dan & Gail Berger
"Thank you for welcoming St. John XXIII to your clearly busy schedule. What a treat it is to have a talent of your kind play at a small venue like ours. It is a listener's delight to watch you perform.
You are indeed a piano virtuoso, but what I admire even more is the way you engage your audience. That's something that one can't learn from piano lessons. It's a gift all its own! And your masterful way of educating your audience about the music itself is something I wish I had many years ago at my U of Buffalo music history and theory courses. I find myself learning more from you in a couple hours than what I once learned in full semesters.
I hope that you will again return to St. John where you have a nucleus of people that not only enjoy your visits but truly recognize and appreciate great music."