Ann Elise Smoot

Concert Organist, teacher and writer

WORCESTER, UK (The Organ Magazine)

This was an exceptionally enjoyable concert, which highlighted the great versatility of both player and instrument…What particularly impressed about this programme was the variety on offer, and Smoot’s ability to move from genre to genre in a consistently stylish way – the result being one of the most enjoyable recitals I have heard in some time.

DUN LOAGHAIRE (The Irish Times)

Short, sweet, and exhilarating … Vivacity of spirit, and lightness of finger and foot, were in evidence from the opening of Bach’s Buxtehude-like Prelude and Fugue in G, BWV 550. A winning way with French repertoire was shown in the Recit de Tierce en taille from Grigny’s Livre d’Orgue, the projection firm and shapely, never vulgar. …  A perfect antidote to the grey damp of an Irish August Sunday.

TOULOUSE (The Organ Magazine)

…I was obviously not the only one enjoying the more intimate delicacy…and the delightful tongue-in-cheek wit…a tour de force, and very enthusiastically received.

DENVER (The American Organist)

Ms Smoot’s performance demonstrated a deep musical maturity … she communicated her musical intentions with rare clarity. She led the listener to know in advance her every rhythmic nuance, each of which was supremely tasteful and satisfying.  

SPOKANE (The American Organist)

Ms Smoot played with wonderful technical control and thorough musicality a demanding program…

BELFAST (Belfast Telegraph)

Ms Smoot displayed excellent technique and sensitivity…  

Tunbridge Wells (Tunbridge Wells Courier)

…flawless technique … a clear and witty performance.