“Mr. Edberg vividly captured the stark, wailing character of the opening section and the moments of wry humor later on in the piece [Schnittke Sonata No. 2], which blends tonal and atonal elements. He played with an appealing tone in Prokofiev’s Opus 119 sonata . . .” New York Times

“Excellent solo performance”  Washington Post

“[H]is first notes in the Allegros jumped away from the strings into the audience. . . . Mr. Edberg . . . finished with cello playing not only virtuosic but forming a column which rose even higher until the end.” 

“Edberg provided a moving and masterful performance of a difficult work.  His tone was warm and rich throughout the range of his instrument and his technical ability was never in question.  Although the work emphasizes the repetition of a few motives and themes, the work did not become tedious because Edberg was able to infuse each restatement with new meaning, interests and emotion.  He propelled the musical line forward and carried the audience with him.”  Terre Haute Tribune Star

“. . . he made contact with the muse and brought down all the inspiration.  The recital was deeply felt, emotionally and musically exciting, and technically a strong mark  in a career well ahead of schedule. . . . The concert was not only inspired and a technical achievement, but it was a formidable challenge for any cellist.” Tampa Tribune

“Their recital Sunday was outstanding . . . played with artistry and fine musicianship.  As with many musical families, there often exists a natural and innate understanding and sensitivity among performing members.  The Edbergs’ balance, rapport and total teamwork were superb; their interpretation and technical expertise excellent. . . . the involvement by both performers was extraordinary in these deeply moving compositions. . . .Eric played with great intensity and control . . .” St. Petersburg Times

“. . . the star event of the evening [was] Eric Edberg’s performance of Saint-Saens’ First Cello Concerto.  A big man with a big tone and a command of the broad sweep of the music, his performance was nonetheless outstanding for its small touches, the turns of phrases, the accuracy of intonation, and the balance with the orchestra.  It seemed to be playing both faultless and effortless, a pleasure to observe and enjoy.” Appleton Post-Crescent