Saulius Sondeckis (conductor Lithuanian Chamber orchestra) : International class with an extreme sense of musicality and sound projection.
Dirk Brossé (Composer and conductor Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia) : I know very few virtuosos as Eddy. The combination of a beautiful tone, exceptional musicality, a flawless virtuoso technique and a never-ending drive make him an exceptional all-round musician. A name to put on the world map.
Hans Zimmer (Oscar winner) : worldclass
Victor Salamanques (El Sistema Vanezuela) :… your performance was very important for the event and your concert was extraordinary. Our musicians have you in their highest esteem which will endure.
Nicola Piovani (Oscar winner for the soundtrack of the movie La Vita E Bella) : I was positively impressed by the mastery and control of sound that Vanoosthuyse has in his way of playing the clarinet. When I was commissioned for a concerto for clarinet and symphony orchestra to be dedicated to Eddy, I was very much interested in writing to capture the virtuosity and mastery with which he manages to be expressive in even the most technically daring passages. Ciberknife is a concerto of which I am very fond, and I hope to direct it again soon, performed by master Vanoosthuyse, for the pleasure of once again hearing the cantabile sound of his clarinet.
Gunther Broucke (General Manager Brussels Philharmonic) : For more than 20 years, I had the opportunity to work together with Eddy Vanoosthuyse in his capacity as leader of the clarinet section of the Brussels Philharmonic. In all those years, Eddy has proven to not only be an excellent musician, but a truly great sailor on the vessel that a symphony orchestra sometimes is.
John Corigliano (pulitzerprize & Oscar winner) : I first heard Eddy Vanoosthuyse perform my clarinet concerto. I was astonished by his complete command of the piece… This work takes the soloist right to the limits of his virtuosity, and Eddy played them so accurately and so brilliantly that I was truly shaken. Eddy Vanoosthuyse is a complete artist. I was honored to have him perform my work.
Jean Louel(Former music education inspector, composer): Thank you for your wonderful interpretation and creation of my Invention II. As agreed after the concert in Leuven, I am composing a concerto for you.
Paul Strauss (international composer USA) : the most beautiful clarinet sound I ever heard, a great musician.
Stéphane Denève (Artistic Director Brussels Philharmonic) : … I do love making music with you… I know your passion and dedication … Can’t wait to make music with you again.
Vitaly Samoshko (1st prize Queen Elisabeth Competition 1999): For many years, Eddy and I have been colleagues at the Royal Conservatory/School of Arts Ghent, Belgium. It is always a big pleasure to play concerts and to make recordings together with Eddy. Eddy is a top professional musician and a very great person.
Jan Van der Roost (composer) :I have known Eddy Vanoosthuyse for any years, and I’ve always admired and appreciated his multiple musical talents and skills. On top of his indisputable artistry, he is a modest and hard-working person who has a vision. I was fortunate enough to experience his sincere interest for my clarinet works, which resulted in some fantastic recordings.
Amazon.com : Sony CD (Mozart-Weber), one of the best recordings of this work I’ve heard.
Volksblad Bloemfontein, South Africa : Vanoosthuyse excellently interpreted the classic style of Mozart in which the larghetto was a gem. The clarinet hovered above the muted string accompaniment with a sound that reached into one's soul ...
From compiling a highly listenable program to the interpretation of every note and nuance, the whole performance was pure pleasure. The bonus of the evening was the clarinet player Eddy Vanoosthuyse.Vanoosthuyse is an artist of true international standard. Elretha Britz
France Musique :Paul Meyer, Eddy Vanoosthuyse and the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra went beyond stylistic oppositions and offered us a beautiful unexpected harmony!Ormer Corlaix
The Clarinet :What’s not to admire about such an artist? Well, there’s always the pronunciation and spelling of his name ! Learn it well because you’ll be hearing it for years to come whenever the topic turns to our generation’s finest clarinet players. James Gillespie
De Standaard :Even so, the more beautiful moments of the evening were when the atmosphere softened and some soloists managed to get the much too large (but crowded) hall on the edge of the chair. Eddy Vanoosthuyse treated us to a beautiful Eastern European scented piece of clarinet. Ghent International Film
Kwadratuur :There is no doubt that Eddy Vanoosthuyse is an incredibly gifted clarinet player, who interprets his music fluently and smoothly, seemingly effortlessly… This is making music at a high level. Bart Cypers
Soundtracker :with Eddy Vanoosthuyse on lead clarinet and Zimmer himself at the piano, it’s a really great cue !! Don Goldwasser
The Clarinet :This 2012 release of two of the world’s most difficult clarinet concertos by the Belgian clarinetist, Eddy Vanoosthuyse, demonstrably showcases his ample technical and musical gifts as a wide-ranging performer. Howard Klug
Diapason :The consistency of the album is mainly due to the talent of clarinetist Eddy Vanoosthuyse. Benoît Fauchet
Gabriel Yared (winner of an Oscar, César, Bafta, Golden Globe, Grammy,…): 'Mention spéciale pour ton merveilleux clarinettiste, quel grand artiste!' For the worldpremière of ‘The Secret of the Mystic Lamb/Dirk Brossé.
What’s not to admire about such an artist? Well, there’s always the pronunciation an spelling of his name! Learn it well because you’ll be hearing it for years to come whenever the topic turns to our generation’s finest clarinet players. James Gillespie The Clarinet - March 2008