Excerpts of Reviews by Newspaper Music Critics
Flutist Isabelle Chapuis was a sensation. French to her fingertips. She lit up the hall with a vivacious version of Mozart's Flute Concerto No. 1, performing with surety and technical control.
—San Francisco Chronicle
mastery, beautiful buoyancy, tonal glow and
—San Francisco Examiner
Chapuis displayed a winning combination of delicacy and power, style and technique.
—La Crosse (Wisconsin) Tribune
She is unquestionably one of the finest and most inspiring interpreters of contemporary flute music
—Greensboro (North Carolina) Daily News
Marvellous singing tone. Her playing exploits the flute with intelligence, intuition and sensitivity.
—Journal de la Côte d'Or; Dijon, France
Chapuis' playing brings back memories of great French flutists from L'Age d'Or. In this day when we are surrounded by flutists with dizzying fingers and fussy historical ornaments, it is important to remember the primary reasons why we listen to the flute: to hear a beautiful warm human sound, with perfect intonation, and profoundly moving expressivity. That is what Chapuis gave us.
—Les Dépêches; Dijon, France