Matt Palmer is one of the most extraordinary young guitarists I have heard in the last few years. His ability on the instrument in quite outstanding and the ease with which he takes on the most challenging works of the guitar repertoire is impressive. I wish him all the success in his career that he clearly deserves.
— David Russell, Grammy-award winning guitarist
Matt Palmer is one of the most impressive guitar players I’ve come across. He has developed a very personal right hand guitar technique using a combination of three fingers for four-note patterns. This technique has been worked by other guitarists in the past but Matt Palmer has taken this possibility to an ultimate level and the result is pure music.
— Sergio Assad, Grammy-award winning composer
Jaw dropping....a young artist about to make a real dent in the world of classical guitar.
— Premier Guitar Magazine
This guitarist has technique to burn, it’s slightly frighting. The response in Toronto appeared to be high praise for this exciting virtuoso player.
— Classical Guitar Canada
Classical guitarist Matt Palmer is one of a kind. Combining the soul of an artist, the technical virtuosity of the highest caliber and a heightened sense of musicality, Palmer’s uniqueness is also his greatest strength. While other guitarists posses a comparable level of expression, technicality and musicality, to find them all in one player, and at a young age, is a rare occurrence to say the least.
— Guitar International Magazine
One of the most remarkable young guitarists to come on to the international classical guitar scene....with deep feelings for the music he played and an unrelenting musical vision in everything....a truly accomplished and refined musician.
— Cleveland Classical
Highly expressive and technically virtuosic....even the most difficult passages with the utmost clarity and incredible speed.
— Modern Guitars Magazine
Palmer has tremendous technical skills but these are more than matched with deep musical understanding.
— Brantford Expositor
Matt Palmer is easily at the forefront of his generation of young American guitarists. He has redefined what is technically possible on the instrument, and plays both new and traditional repertoire with musical integrity and complete mastery. His star is surely rising - catch him on the ascent!
— Douglas James, Professor of Guitar, Appalachian State University
Funny how the top tier is redefined and becomes less crowded when a guy like this comes along....
— Classical Voice of North Carolina
I had the privilege to see Matt in concert at the WIU Guitar Festival. The performance was outstanding. Matt’s superior technical skills only serve as a vehicle for him to showcase his mature sense of musicianship and musicality.
— Classical Guitar
As the Founder of the Charlotte Guitar Society, I pride myself in finding top notch performers for our audiences. Matt Palmer’s performance was outstanding. It was both powerful and emotional and received a very wonderful standing ovation. We look forward to Matt’s next appearance for the Charlotte Guitar Society.
— Steve Kahn, Founder, Charlotte Guitar Society