Acclaim


“…the almost non-stop figurations taxed neither Zook’s fingers nor his control and,his tone easily filled Whiting Auditorium…an experienced performer…”
Flint Journal, On his performance of the Rodrigo Concierto Pastorale with the Flint Symphony Orchestra

“…an impressive performance of Jolivet’s Flute Concerto by Jeffery Zook…He played with consistently fine musicianship, admirable phrasing and an assured technique which brought out the subtleties of this lyrical work…”
Manchester Guardian

“…Zook’s resonant flute tone and suave phrasing melt lovingly inside Allvin’s clearly articulated harp…. The overall mood of this CD is relaxed and peaceful, and it’s to the duo’s credit that the music reduces holiday stress without inducing a somnolent stupor.”
— Mark Stryker, The Detroit Free Press

“Vivaldi’s puckish C Major Piccolo Concerto, No. 5 jump-started the party, with the DSO’s own Jeffery Zook as soloist. Employing a deep-chested, seductive tone that suggested a mezzo-soprano rather than a true soprano voice, Zook dispatched the scampering passagework with happy-go-lucky flair. The lyrical melodies were played with natural beauty. Jarvi added extra rhythmic zest and punch to the accompaniment by having his small string orchestra play some passages pizzicato rather than arco.”
— Mark Stryker, The Detroit Free Press

I am just writing today in appreciation for your working with me on today’s lesson at Western Michigan University. I deeply enjoyed your teaching style and feel that I gained a significant amount in our lesson. Thank you for all of your work, patience, and focus. — Jory King, Student, Western Michigan University, School of Music, Lee Honor’s College