"Coolly virtuoso performances lit by flashes of passion'
"She cuts a striking figure on stage: imagine a modern day Medea, whose passions are poured into the emotion-laden sound emanating from an instrument, rather than a more tragic outlet. Her technique is impeccable, her virtuosity dazzling.
- Seen and Heard International
"Jazz and Dixieland influences abound, especially in the effective dips and slides in the clarinet, expertly played by Mariam Adam....easily handled the expressive qualities of the music."
- Peninsula Reviews
"...Plenty of wild solos for Mariam Adam’s strong and silky clarinet..."
- San Francisco Classical Voice
"The clarinet left without a singular voice so much the softness of her sonority that mingled closely with those with the violin, the violoncello and the piano. All was haloed by simplicity, which is not what the great embody?"
- Le Telegramme
"The radiant tone of the clarinet carried clearly, and the early legato up to a high E-flat floated out more beautifully than I had ever heard it. All four movements were played with appropriate poise and passion and sensitive interaction between the parts.The good projection of the clarinet allowed the piano to be played with true Brahmsian weight, making for a partnership that measured up to the stature of this late masterpiece."
-Peninsula Reviews, California
"Adam shifted in a split second from a crystalline pensiveness to bright, lively upper-register cascades....... joyous, technically challenging leaps and bounds"
- Lucid Culture
"Mariam Adams’ dancing clarinet in the opening ‘Alborada’ was another cause for delight."
-Seen and Heard International