Mr. Slutsky gave a near perfect performance…What commanded attention was not only the brilliance of this performer, but his special gift, which is to remain utterly faithful to the music as he perceives the composers intended when they created their works. You saw here no big gestures, no bravura commanding attention to the pianist, no ego. You heard here no pretentions, only Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, etc. Mr. Slutsky gave his audience a night to remember. He is a very special musician."
Boris Slutsky's music-making has lost none of the poetry that so delighted both the judges and the audience in his sweep of the University of Maryland's Kapell International Competition seventeen years ago…""
His playing was wonderfully fluid, as if Chopin's notes were flowing together in a river of sound. While filled with endless arpeggios and scales, Chopin's music doesn't attempt to overwhelm the audience with musical gymnastics…And Slutsky was masterful. His tone was clear and pure and his playing was strong and assured. He was able to bring out everything that Chopin invested in the music and deliver it to the audience."