“Yonan's playing is characterized by clarity, technical mastery and passionate vitality.” –Berliner Morgenpost
"David Yonan is blessed with good taste and intelligence. I could tell right away with the Mozart that Yonan knows how to bring music to life."
American Record Guide 2019
"Yonan has impeccable technique, a sumptuous tone and a real depth to his playing."
The Whole Note, Toronto 9/2015
"David Yonan, who made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2015,
plays the piece much better...His violin sings with a sweet, silvery tone.
Schumann’s First Sonata, especially as it’s played here by Yonan and Merdinger, emerges as a real masterpiece. I can’t honestly remember being as taken with it as I was listening to this performance. The first movement, in particular, is really arresting in its emotional intensity.
Yonan and Merdinger make a superb violin and piano duo, and their first album together in that capacity holds much hope and promise for future joint efforts." Jerry Dubins, Fanfare Magazine 2019
"...Yonan plays the violin part with refinement and quiet authority.
Yonan is impressive in passages of high-lying
harmonics that express the impulse to break earthly boundaries and find a higher realm of existence. The listener, is left with a vision of transcendence that is quite moving.
For its unique programming and compelling performances, I can warmly recommend this very satisfying release."
Huntley Dent, Fanfare Magazine 8/2019
"The concert at Carnegie Hall was just plain incredible. I never heard the Porgy and Bess variations by Igor Frolov and so amazing and fresh. The piece stands in it's own right in the same league as other major violin variation works. To play it you need amazing control and skill from both the violinist David Yonan and the accompanist-the wonderful pianist Susan Merdinger and that both artists really have. But beyond the technical aspect, there was music and soul that shone through. I am glad I went to the concert and glad I got to hear and meet the artists! Congrats!!!"
Danny Flam, National Academy for Recording Arts and Sciences (New York, 9/2015)