Milwaukee Journal

“Stillman plays with thoughtful grace and a fine sense of beauty.”

Providence Journal

The next George Winston. She possesses a sophisticated harmonic palette that stretches from Chopin to Tori Amos.”

John Sherba, Kronos Quartet

“Judy Stillman is a high energy and enthusiastic pianist with a very polished technique and wonderful musicianship. She exudes vitality and a joy of performing.”

George Crumb, Composer

“Her playing shows both technical prowess and a high degree of artistic sensitivity.”

Andre Watts

“I am impressed by her technical as well as intellectual discipline, and the individuality of her musical expression.”

Lancaster Eagle-Gazette

MAGICAL PERFORMANCE AT CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
“‘Bravo!’ ‘Wow!’ and other cheers were heard frequently in First United Methodist Church. Featured performers were pianists Francisco Renno and Judith Lynn Stillman, who received standing ovations.

She was joined by members of Lancaster Festival Orchestra for Schubert’s Scherzo from Quintet in A-major, ‘The Trout,’ and Beethoven’s Concerto No. 4 for Piano and Orchestra, as arranged by Lachner. Cheers and a standing ovation followed the performance.
Renno and Stillman shared the piano for the final segment of the concert — selections from Dvorak’s Slavonic Folk Dances. The duo smiled and moved in synch to the energetic music — much to the delight of the audience, which again gave another standing ovation.”

John Sant’Ambrogio, Saint Louis Symphony,
Principal Cello (retired)

“It has been a great blessing for me to play with the remarkable pianist, Judith Lynn Stillman. Though her technique is amazing, it’s her incredible musicality with her broad range of colors, her beautiful touch that always creates in me a sense of awe and her lovely phrasing that makes me realize that I have had the honor of playing with the best pianist I know”.

Lancaster Eagle Gazette

For seven years, a trio of Lancaster Festival musicians have been bridging a gap that spans almost 50 years.

On Tuesday night, they were doing it again for a packed crowd at the First United Methodist Church.

Violinist Dmitri Pogorelov, cellist John Sant’Ambrogio and pianist Judith Lynn Stillman played selections from Beethoven that ranged from upbeat pieces to melodic lullabies.

The trio first played together at the 2004 Lancaster Festival. Since then, it has reformed to play together each year and dubbed itself the Generations Trio for the gap between its youngest member, Pogorelov, and its oldest, Sant’Ambrogio.

‘They found a chemistry despite the fact that they come from such different generations,’ said Gary Sheldon, the festival’s artistic director.

The group was formed by Sheldon, but he said that was purely coincidence.

‘They really found each other,’ he said.

Tuesday’s performance of the Generations Trio was accompanied by other musicians as well.  Cellist Jonah Kim opened with Stillman in a Hungarian Rhapsody.

These performances are part of what draws John and Linda Burmeister from Richmond, VA, back to their hometown each summer.  The Burmeisters, who left Lancaster about 1970, saw the first performance of the Generations Trio in 2004, and the couple makes a point to see then play each year, John Burmeister said.

‘We would never miss a performance of the Generations Trio,’ Linda Burmeister said.”

Anchor – Arts & Entertainment

“Judy Lynn Stillman performed “The Union” [Gottschalk] with the ensemble.  Emitting such passion and vigor in her playing, she was mind blowing.  It was refreshing to watch Stillman bouncing on her bench as she jarred, plucked and caressed the keys of her piano.”

Cactus Pear Music Festival Incident Light

“Kramer’s Three Pairs was aptly ‘paired’ with Erik Satie’s bipolar Pieces in the Form of a Pear for piano four hands.  Though Satie rejected traditional thematic development and the Romantic weightiness that it enabled, the simplicity, clarity and jocularity of his music mask a deeper seriousness and complexity.  Both aspects were well represented in the performance by James Winn and Judith Lynn Stillman.

The concert closed with a well-paced and beautifully played account of Antonin Dvorak’s Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 87.  The players were Judith Lynn Stillman, Stephanie Sant’Ambrogio, Fred Edelen and Dmitri Pogorelov.”

San Diego Union Tribune

“When pianist Judith Lynn Stillman performed with Juilliard cellist Debbie Pae in New York last Thursday, legendary Russian cellist Mstislav Rostropovich was in the audience . . . so were opera diva Beverly Sills and veteran newsman Walter Cronkite . . . pretty heady stuff.  It was all part of the Recording Academy’s month long musical salute leading up to Sunday’s Grammy Awards.”