Reviews and Press

“[Linda Chatterton is] engaging our ears and musical sensibilities with a mellifluous tone and articulation that captures the most agreeable aspects of the instrument's voice, showing its capacity for assertive power as well as its "softer" side--caressing, subtle, tender, warm. Her technique and mastery of the most difficult challenges of speed, breath control, and, yes, intonation, are pretty impressive.”

Classics Today

“Chatterton brings all her formidable technique to bear on Liebermann’s sonata – and a passion that elevates the opening Lento to magnificence. There’s a delicacy in Jensen’s accompaniment where the flute is thin and desolate, a rhapsodic storminess where Chatterton rages, and a seething ominous in between. The Presto that follows is sheer brilliance, with passions fueled by energy, insistent accents, and blistering pace – the kind of performance that sparks wild standing ovations. Definitive.”

American Record Guide

“Linda Chatterton gives a convincing performance which brings the music to life.”

MusicWeb International

 “[Linda Chatterton] ushers listeners into a dreamy world buoyed by smooth melody line and radiant timbre.”

Minneapolis Star Tribune

Linda Chatterton featured in Flute Talk

February 2010

“French Connections” CD review on The Epoch Times:

“French Connections: Music of Saint-Saëns, Prokofiev, Uebayashi” (on Proper Canary) is the new CD by the Chatterton-McCright Duo. One of the composers is French (Saint-Saëns), while the others are Russian (Prokofiev) and Japanese (Uebayashi). The common link is that all lived in Paris for some time.
The Saint-Saëns piece, “Sonata in D Minor” was written for violin and piano. Linda Chatterton plays flute and transcribed the work for her own instrument. Some technical adjustments had to be made, for example, for notes beyond the flute’s range. Also, the breakneck pace is difficult to maintain on an instrument where the performer has to breathe. Needless to say, Chatterton’s playing is spectacular. Her arrangement should be taken up by others, if they have the requisite skill.
Profofiev’s “Sonata in D Major” is the opposite situation from the Saint-Saëns. The Prokofiev was written for flute/piano and the composer later transcribed it for violin/piano. The performance of this and Uebayashi’s “Sonate” are top-flight. McCright is excellent, but Chatterton is the star of the duo.

Barry Bassis - Epoch Times

“Lunchtime recital at St. Martin in the Fields, London on Monday 18 March 2013, playing to a considerable audience. Accompanied by pianist Matthew McCright, Chatterton performed an enterprising programme which mixed new and old material… It opened with the Habanera, which Chatterton and McCright gave a nice rhythmic feel to, before wandering off in some dazzling flute playing… Throughout the concert Chatterton displayed lovely tone and a fine sense of line, with technical prowess which was always understated, resulting in some involving and intelligent performances. She was admirably supported by McCright in all the various different styles of music.”

Robert Hugill – Planet Hugill (UK)

“The prospect of two musicians of the calibre of Chatterton (Flute) and McCright (Piano) presenting a programme of rarely heard pieces, as well as a world premiere of a work by Ailís Ní Ríain, would excite any music lover… This recital was one of the best I have attended in a long while. Not only were the performers of the highest calibre of musicianship, but also they brought with them a programme that was new and exciting. Linda Chatterton and Matthew McCright should be touring Britain next year, and I would urge anyone with a love for music to catch them.”

Denis Joe – Manchester Salon (UK) 

“BRAVO, GREAT!!!!!!!!! Your version of my sonata is fantastic and beautiful.”

Composer Roberto Sierra

“A composer can't get any luckier than to work with a musician of Linda's grace and caliber.”

Composer Edie Hill

“Linda Chatterton was the flute soloist with the Evanston Symphony Orchestra Sunday afternoon at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall, and what a persuasive piper she was! Wearing a bright red floor-length gown, the tall, slender blond from Minnesota was the picture of professionalism -- and that was before we heard a note. Both the orchestra and soloist triumphed over this fascinating piece, with its exploding rhythms and lopsided harmonies.”

Evanston (IL) Review

“I must say that the mental preparation information and visualization ideas for the music that you shared were so insightful that I'm excited to try them out. Thank you for sharing your personal experiences with me and for playing at the end. There was true expression and a message conveyed. It was beautiful and fun. As the last note faded away, no one wanted to break that moment, not even to breathe until the moment had passed.”

Attendee, “It Sounded Better at Home!” performance anxiety presentation

“The last person in this group to speak was Linda Chatterton who called her session "It Sounded Better At Home."  Linda spoke from her heart, and I wish I could convey the open, honest, down-to-earth manner in which she communicated to us.  She was genuine and human. I was touched by her and everything she said.  I can report a few of her points here, and we've all heard these before, but they were spoken in a magical way in that room on that day.”

Attendee, National Flute Association convention